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Aaron GOAT: Cyclist wins 4th gold with road race sprint finish

Aaron GOAT: Cyclist wins 4th gold with road race sprint finish

Aaron Gate has won a fourth gold at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games after timing his sprint finish to perfection to win the men’s road race…

Sunday, Aug 07

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Aaron Gate has won a fourth gold at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games after timing his sprint finish to perfection to win the men’s road race and in the process made this year’s campaign the New Zealand team’s most successful in history. In a thrilling race around Warwick that featured numerous break attempts from a peloton of experienced riders, Gate – who had three gold medals before the race from the track earlier in the Games – managed to stay in the action before contesting an epic finish to the 160km race.

"Our plan was to race aggressively and follow the moves because on this sort of circuit you’ve got to be at the front of the race to be in contention," Gate told 1News.

"When it started kicking off with three laps to go I knew I was outnumbered but I just had to be attentive; I knew there were certain riders and nations I couldn’t let get up the road so there was a lot of following."

The group, which also featured the likes of former Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas of Wales, broke away from the rest of the field early in the race and by the time they had reached the final lap were ahead by over eight minutes from the majority of the field.

Multiple riders attempted small breaks to seal themselves a place on the podium heading around the Warwick circuit for the final time – Gate even getting involved in one of them – but each […]

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