Date: Sunday, 31 July 2022

It was another very successful day for New Zealand's track cyclists at day two of the Commonwealth Games, with Southlander Tom Sexton in the medals once again.

New Zealand dominated the men's individual pursuit, with Tom Sexton setting a new Commonwealth Games record in qualifying, only to have it eclipsed by team mate and SBS Bank Tour of Southland champion Aaron Gate, with the two Kiwis progressing to ride off for the gold medal.

In the final, Sexton started at a frenetic pace, holding the lead through the first half of the race, before Gate managed to pull him back and claim gold, with Sexton taking silver.

There was similar success for Bryony Botha in the women's individual pursuit, as she broke the Commonwealth Games record in qualifying, and then bettered it once more in the final as she claimed the gold medal.

Ellesse Andrews continued her sparkling run of form, claiming gold in the women's sprint, beating Olympic champion Kelsey Mitchell in the gold medal ride in two straight rides, after qualifying in sixth place in the flying 200.

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