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Aaron Gate

Aaron Gate
Gate in 2020
Personal information
Born (1990-11-26) 26 November 1990 (age 33)
Auckland, New Zealand
Height1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight71 kg (157 lb)
Team information
Current teamBurgos BH
Disciplines
  • Road
  • Track
RoleRider
Professional teams
2013–2016An Post–Chain Reaction
2017–2018Aqua Blue Sport[1]
2019EvoPro Racing
2020–2023Black Spoke Pro Cycling Academy[2][3]
2024–Burgos BH
Major wins
Road

One-day races and Classics

National Road Race Championships (2024)
National Time Trial Championships (2021, 2023)
Track
Omnium, World Championships (2013)
Points race, World Championships (2023)

Aaron Gate (born 26 November 1990) is a New Zealand road and track cyclist,[4] who currently rides for UCI ProTeam Burgos BH.[5] He represented his country in track cycling at the 2012, 2016 and 2020 Summer Olympics. Gate is the first New Zealand athlete to win four gold medals at a single Commonwealth Games.[6]

Career

He won a bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the team pursuit event with teammates Sam Bewley, Marc Ryan, Jesse Sergent and Westley Gough.[7] On 24 February 2013 in Belarus, Gate won the world championship title in the omnium event. Alongside Pieter Bulling, Regan Gough, and Dylan Kennett, he came fourth in the men's team pursuit at the 2016 Rio Olympics, being beaten by Denmark to the bronze medal.[8] He was named in the startlist for the 2017 Vuelta a España.[9] In 2021 he won his first national title winning the New Zealand National Time Trial Championships by 0.7 seconds ahead of George Bennett.[10]

At the 2020 Summer Olympics, Gate competed in the team pursuit event with teammates Regan Gough, Jordan Kerby and Campbell Stewart. In the bronze medal race against Australia, he crashed after clipping Kerby's rear wheel, fracturing his collarbone. He subsequently withdrew from the rest of the Games, and was replaced by Stewart in the madison and omnium events.[11]

In 2022, at the age of 31, Gate became a quadruple Commonwealth champion when taking gold in the individual pursuit, team pursuit and points race on the track as well as the road race at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.[12][13][14][15][16]

Major results

Road

2011
1st Stage 4 Tour of the Murray River
6th Overall Rás Tailteann
10th Rund um den Finanzplatz Eschborn-Frankfurt U23
2012
7th Overall Tour of Wellington
1st Stage 5
2013
10th Halle–Ingooigem
2015
4th Rutland–Melton CiCLE Classic
5th Overall Rás Tailteann
1st Sprints classification
1st Stages 2 & 5
6th Overall Ronde de l'Oise
6th Ronde van Overijssel
2016
1st Overall Tour of Southland
1st Stage 5
1st Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge
6th Grote Prijs Jean-Pierre Monseré
6th Overall Rás Tailteann
1st Points classification
1st Stage 6
2018
1st Mountains classification, Tour of Austria
2019
1st Overall New Zealand Cycle Classic
1st Stage 1
1st Stage 1 Belgrade–Banja Luka
5th Overall Circuit des Ardennes
9th Antwerp Port Epic
2020
1st Overall Tour of Southland
1st Stage 1 (TTT), 6 & 7
2nd Overall New Zealand Cycle Classic
1st Stage 1
4th Road race, National Championships
2021
1st Time trial, National Championships
1st Gravel and Tar Classic
3rd Overall New Zealand Cycle Classic
4th Chrono des Nations
10th Lillehammer GP
2022
Commonwealth Games
1st Road race
4th Time trial
1st Time trial, Oceania Championships
1st Overall International Tour of Hellas
1st Stage 1
4th Overall Ronde de l'Oise
9th Overall Tour de Luxembourg
1st Stage 3
10th Overall Tour of Belgium
10th Polynormande
2023
1st Time trial, National Championships
2nd Overall International Tour of Hellas
1st Prologue
2024
National Championships
1st Road race
2nd Time trial
1st Overall New Zealand Cycle Classic
1st Stages 1, 3, 4 & 5
4th Overall Tour de Taiwan
6th Gravel and Tar Classic

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2017
Giro d'Italia
Tour de France
Vuelta a España 140
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

Track

2008
3rd Team pursuit, UCI World Junior Championships
2009
Oceania Championships
2nd Team pursuit
3rd Madison (with Myron Simpson)
3rd Team pursuit, UCI World Cup, Pekin
2010
Oceania Championships
2nd Madison (with Myron Simpson)
2nd Team pursuit
3rd Omnium
UCI World Cup
2nd Madison, Melbourne (with Myron Simpson)
2nd Team pursuit, Manchester
2011
Oceania Championships
1st Team pursuit
2nd Points race
UCI World Cup
1st Team pursuit, Cali
3rd Team pursuit, London
2012
1st Scratch, National Championships
3rd Team pursuit, Olympic Games
3rd Team pursuit, UCI World Championships
2013
1st Omnium, UCI World Championships
Oceania Championships
1st Team pursuit
2nd Omnium
3rd Madison (with Marc Ryan)
National Championships
1st Points race
1st Scratch
1st Individual pursuit
1st Madison (with Myron Simpson)
3rd Omnium, UCI World Cup, Manchester
2014
Oceania Championships
1st Points race
2nd Team pursuit
3rd Omnium
3rd Team pursuit, UCI World Championships
3rd Points race, Commonwealth Games
2015
Oceania Championships
1st Points race
1st Team pursuit
2nd Omnium
1st Omnium, National Championships
2016
Oceania Championships
1st Omnium
2nd Points race
1st Points race, National Championships
2017
2nd Omnium, UCI World Championships
2018
1st Madison, UCI World Cup, Cambridge (with Campbell Stewart)
2019
UCI World Cup
1st Omnium, Brisbane
1st Madison, Cambridge (with Campbell Stewart)
2nd Madison, Brisbane (with Tom Sexton)
3rd Team pursuit, Cambridge
2020
National Championships
1st Omnium
1st Individual pursuit
1st Madison (with Campbell Stewart)
UCI World Championships
2nd Madison (with Campbell Stewart)
2nd Team pursuit
2021
National Championships
1st Points race
1st Individual pursuit
2nd Omnium, UCI World Championships
UCI Champions League
2nd Elimination race, Panevėžys
2nd Elimination race, London
2022
Commonwealth Games
1st Team pursuit
1st Individual pursuit
1st Points race
Oceania Championships
1st Individual pursuit
1st Points race
1st Scratch
1st Omnium
2nd Madison (with Tom Sexton)
3rd Omnium, UCI World Championships
2023
UCI World Championships
1st Points race
3rd Madison (with Campbell Stewart)
3rd Team pursuit

References

  1. ^ "2018 rider roster and first races confirmed". Aqua Blue Sport. Aqua Blue Sport Limited. 1 January 2018. Archived from the original on 5 January 2018. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Black Spoke Pro Cycling Academy". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 10 March 2020. Retrieved 10 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Black Spoke Pro Cycling". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 4 February 2021. Retrieved 4 February 2021.
  4. ^ "Aaron Gate". London2012.com. Archived from the original on 5 August 2012. Retrieved 6 August 2012.
  5. ^ "Aaron Gate". UCI.org. Retrieved 10 January 2024.
  6. ^ "Four gold medals! Cycling star makes NZ history with 'astonishing' win". NZ Herald. Retrieved 7 August 2022.
  7. ^ Devlin, Colette (6 August 2012). "Pursuit team won a medal for Mark". The Southland Times.
  8. ^ Geenty, Mark (13 August 2016). "Rio Olympics 2016: Odd shaped track stymies New Zealand pursuit team". Stuff. Retrieved 14 August 2016.
  9. ^ "2017 > 72nd Vuelta a España > Startlist". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 17 August 2017.
  10. ^ "NZ ITT 2021". my1.raceresult. Archived from the original on 26 October 2022. Retrieved 12 February 2021.
  11. ^ "New Zealand track cyclist Aaron Gate ruled out of Tokyo Olympics after crash". Stuff. 5 August 2021. Retrieved 5 August 2021.
  12. ^ "Men's 4000m Individual Pursuit Medalists" (PDF). Birmingham 2022. Retrieved 4 August 2022.
  13. ^ "Men's 4000m Team Pursuit Medalists" (PDF). Birmingham 2022. Retrieved 4 August 2022.
  14. ^ "Men's 40km Points Race Medalists" (PDF). Birmingham 2022. Retrieved 4 August 2022.
  15. ^ "Commonwealth Games 2022: New Zealand cyclists claim more medals on the track". NZ Herald. Retrieved 31 July 2022.
  16. ^ Benson, Daniel (7 August 2022). "Commonwealth Games: Aaron Gate shocks WorldTour opposition to win thrilling men's road race". VeloNews. Retrieved 7 August 2022.
Awards Preceded byNico Porteous New Zealand's Sportsman of the Year 2023 Incumbent
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