Published Friday 17 September 2010

Late Addition to the Cycling Team

Auckland cyclist Aaron Gate is a late addition to the New Zealand team for the Commonwealth Games.

The 19 year old has filled a spot in the endurance track squad for the Games and has been in Europe with the group competing in the road programme in Belgium and France over the last three months

Gate was third in the team pursuit at the Junior World Championships and third in the tema pursiot at the Beijing World Cup.

He has been in strong form in Europe with a number of top placings in stage races and has joined teh team in preparation at Bordeaux.

Gate's selection brings the total Commonwealth Games Team to 193 athletes including 27 cyclists.