Hong Kong champion Wong Kam-po drew some consolation for his failure in the points race at the World Cup classic in Los Angeles by winning the scratch race yesterday . Having failed to make the final in the points race the previous day, Wong bounced back strongly in the 15km, 60-lap scratch race, the event in which he won the world title last year. Wong and Hong Kong teammate Cheung King-wai reached the 24-rider final from a pack of 55. Wearing the rainbow-hooped jersey denoting world champion status, Wong broke away from the main bunch with nine laps left to catch leader Vasili Kiryienka of Belarus. The two worked together to maintain their lead until the final lap when Wong sprinted away. Wim Stroetinga of the Netherlands came third. Cheung did not finish. Though Wong won, scratch-racing is not an Olympic event and the victory does nothing for his hopes of qualifying for the track events at the Olympic Games. Wong's prime target remains in the points race and the 34-year-old veteran must do well in the remaining World Cup series in Copenhagen next month and the world championships in Manchester after his disappointing performance in Los Angeles.