• Cameron Meyer (C) adds another world title to his collection. (AAP)Source: AAP
Australia's Cameron Meyer has won his fifth points race world title at the track cycling world championships in Apeldoorn.
Cycling Central

3 Mar 2018 - 8:25 AM  UPDATED 3 Mar 2018 - 8:31 AM

Cameron Meyer has comfortably defended his world title in the men's points race at the track cycling world championships in the Netherlands.

"Fifth points race world title, it was a hard one, but I'm very happy," he said.

The 30-year-old won with a total of 70 points, ahead of hometown hope Jan Willem van Schip and Great Britain's Mark Stewart in third.

The 22-year-old Scot twice took a lap on the field as he piled up 49 points, edging out Hong Kong's King Lok Cheung by a single point for the final medal.

"I went in thinking I'd love a medal here but I wouldn't be disappointed if I didn't get one," Stewart said.

"I've had a tough month. I've had a lot of dental work with abscesses. I've been to the dentist six times already this year so up until about a week ago I hadn't had a good day.

"Then I started to feel like myself again and thought if I can get a medal I'll be super happy."

In the women’s Sprint final reigning Commonwealth champion Stephanie Morton claimed the silver medal behind German veteran and reigning Olympic champion Kristina Vogel.

“This year I knew what to expect, Morton said. “I was cool, calm and collected through the rounds, I was working on the processes, going in with a plan, forgetting who I was up against. Just looking at a game of strength and weaknesses.

“It just shows everything we are doing is right, we are on the right path."

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