Cycling: Kristina Vogel wins women's sprint title

Germany's Kristina Vogel celebrates after victory in the women's team sprint final.
Germany's Kristina Vogel celebrates after victory in the women's team sprint final.PHOTO: AFP

APELDOORN, Netherlands (REUTERS) - Germany's Kristina Vogel claimed a record-equalling 11th world title as she powered to victory in the individual sprint at the UCI track championships in Apeldoorn on Friday (March 2).

Vogel followed up her victory in the team sprint to move level with Australia's Anna Meares on the all-time women's list.

The 27-year-old was taken to a deciding sprint by Australia's Stephanie Morton but once again the Olympic champion showed her quality when the pressure was on.

There were more home celebrations as Kirsten Wild claimed her second gold medal of the week.

Wild, who delivered Dutch gold on the opening day of the event when she topped the podium in the scratch race, won the last sprint of the points race in the multi-discipline omnium to secure the title in style, delighting the home crowd.

It was an eighth world championships medal for the 35-year-old but first gold in the omnium, having won silver last year.

Amalie Dideriksen of Denmark was second with Rushlee Buchanan of New Zealand third.

Earlier in the day Australia's Cameron Meyer controlled the men's points race to win his fifth world title in the event and ninth rainbow jersey in total.

Jan Willem van Schip won silver, adding another medal to the hosts' total, with Britain's Mark Stewart third.

Italy's Filippo Ganna won the men's individual pursuit, storming back to beat Portugal's Ivo Oliveira in a nailbiter.