Former Wagga cyclist Cameron Scott has capped another stellar year with a gold medal at the fourth round of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Germany.
Scott was part of the Australian men’s team pursuit side featuring Alexander Porter, Sam Welsford, Leigh Howard and Kelland O’Brien that came out on top in Berlin last weekend.
After missing the qualifiers, Scott replaced Howard in the first round to help Australia record a strong win (3:53.033) over rivals and Olympic champions Great Britain.
With Howard returning for Scott for the final, Australia held off a challenge from Denmark (3:54.703) to take the gold by more than three seconds (3:51:210).
“It was great to line up again with the boys,” Welsford told Cycling Australia.
“We gel so well and to come back together and post a good time is a good sign we are on the right path.”
Scott’s achievement is the latest in a 12-month window that’s produced a veritable highlight reel the Wagga junior, including victory in the St Kilda-based Shimano Super Crit, criterium gold at the Road National Championships and stage wins in the New Zealand Cycle Classic and Tour of Qinghai Lake.
The Berlin World Cup leg was an overall success for the Australians with Welfsord also taking out gold in the men’s elite omnium and Stephanie Morton Matthew Glaetzer coming up trumps in their respective elite sprints.
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