Cycling: Germany's Pohl takes women's points world title

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AFP) - Germany's Stephanie Pohl won the women's points race at the World Track Cycling Championships in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, near Paris on Wednesday.

The 27-year-old came second to Australia's Amy Cure last year in Cali, Colombia, but went one better this time around, beating Japan's Minami Uwano into second with Kimberly Geist of the United States picking up the bronze.

Pohl made her winning move around halfway through the 100-lap, 25km race by breaking away from the pack with France's Elise Delzenne to lap the field.

Geist had already made a similarly bold move and Uwano did likewise a little later on but Pohl dominated the closing stages to win by 10 points, with Delzenne taking fourth.