Australian Cameron Meyer, 20, won the points race in the Oceania Track Championships Friday night even though he crashed during the race and injured his shoulder. The incident forced him to pull out of the event later on in the evening.
Meyer, who will ride for Team Garmin in the coming season, fell on the same left shoulder he dislocated in 2005. "I've hurt my left shoulder again, but it's not dislocated this time and it should settle in the next few days," he told the AAP press agency.
Meyer had lapped the field in the points race, when he went down with 50 laps to go in the 120 lap race. He was able to rejoin the field, and escaped again. He won ahead of fellow Australian James Langedyk.
He planned to ride the team pursuit in the championships, but decided not to ride that race in order to allow his injuries to heal in time for the upcoming World Cup in Melbourne. (SW)
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