Aaron Gate of New Zealand celebrating victory in the Men’s Points Race at the 2023 World Championships. Photo: PHOTOSPORT
New Zealand’s premier cyclist, Aaron Gate has won the gold medal in the men’s Points race on the final day of competition at the UCI World Championships in Scotland.
He dominated the 160-lap race, gaining four laps on the field in a magnificent performance.
It is Gates’ second world title, having won the omnium in 2013, and his second medal this week after winning bronze in the madison.
Earlier, Ellesse Andrews won a bronze medal in the sprint.
Andrews accounted for two-time sprint world champion, Emma Hinze of Germany in two straight rides in the best of three ride for the bronze medal.
She was beaten in the semi-finals by Germany’s Lea Sophie Friedrich.Britain’s Emma Finucane won gold with Friedrich taking silver.Ally Wollaston finished sixth in the omnium.It brings New Zealand’s tally to eight to extend their record as the most successful track world championships.