Swift claims silver to cap breakthrough world championships

Britain's Ben Swift, right, races in the men's points race at the Track Cycling World Championships in Melbourne, Australia. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

Britain's Ben Swift, right, races in the men's points race at the Track Cycling World Championships in Melbourne, Australia. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

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Yorkshire cyclist Ben Swift claimed his second medal of the World Championships with silver in the non-Olympic points race.

Swift, who won gold in the non-Olympic scratch race on day one, won the final sprint, but finished second after Australia’s Cameron Meyer gained a lap on the field late on to win from the Briton by 33 points to 32.

It capped a remarkable week for the 24-year-old Rotherham racer who is more accustomed to riding on the road than he is the track.

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