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Gate claims Gravel and Tar Classic

Track cyclist Aaron Gate (Black Spoke Pro Cycling Academy) took out the victory in the 2021 Gravel and Tar Classic, a UCI 1.2-ranked race in New Zealand, over teammate Luke Mudgway in a two-man sprint.

The duo were part of an early 10-man breakaway and escaped on the third gravel sector, a 2.5km stretch with 35km to go.

“That was awesome. A great race – the most fun I’ve had in a road race,” said Gate, an Olympic bronze medalist in the team pursuit and former Omnium world champion. “It was really hard on the gravel sections and I was a bit surprised that we ended up with only 10 of us surviving after all the early attacks. It was great to be able to push on for a 1-2 for the Black Spoke team with Luke (Mudgway).

“The good thing is that the form is tracking in the right direction for the Tokyo Olympics which is the major aim. Next for me is to have a really good crack at the national championships next month before heading to Europe, hopefully, for some road racing.”

Mudgway, the winner of the Gravel and Tar Classic in 2019, was runner-up last year and second again today with the Vantage New Zealand pair of Ryan Christensen and Finn Fisher-Black two minutes back.

Full Results
Pos. Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Aaron Gate (NZl) Black Spoke Pro Cycling Academy 4:05:04
2 Luke Mudgway (NZl) Black Spoke Pro Cycling Academy
3 Ryan Christensen (NZl) New Zealand 0:02:02
4 Finn Fisher-Black (NZl) New Zealand 0:02:49
5 Corbin Strong (NZl) New Zealand 0:03:07
6 Ben Oliver (NZl) NZ Cycling Project 0:03:09
7 Hayden McCormick (NZl) Black Spoke Pro Cycling Academy 0:04:12
8 George Bennett (NZl) New Zealand 0:06:44
9 Campbell Stewart (NZl) Black Spoke Pro Cycling Academy
10 Drew Christensen (NZl) New Zealand 0:08:07
11 Glenn Haden (NZl) CouplanD’S Bakeries/BootH’S Group Team
12 Josh Burnett (NZl) NZ Cycling Project 0:08:09
13 Tom Sexton (NZl) New Zealand 0:13:06
14 Jack Drage (NZl) Green Monkey 0:14:12
15 Michael Torckler (NZl) Green Monkey 0:15:12
16 George Jackson (NZl) NZ Cycling Project 0:19:38
17 Theo Gilbertson (NZl) NZ Cycling Project
18 Ethan Batt (NZl) Black Spoke Pro Cycling Academy
OTL Alexander White (NZl) Black Spoke Pro Cycling Academy
OTL Callum Kennedy (NZl) Green Monkey
OTL Corby Price (NZl) Green Monkey
OTL James Krzanich (NZl) Next Gen Racing by Resolve Technology
OTL Myles Gibson (NZl) Manawatu Region Development Team
OTL Karl Poole (NZl) NZ Cycling Project
OTL Caleb Botcher (NZl) Manawatu Region Development Team
OTL Camden Feint (NZl) Next Gen Racing by Resolve Technology
OTL Navarh Brotherston (NZl) NZ Cycling Project
OTL Joel Yates (NZl) Black Spoke Pro Cycling Academy
DNF Winston Briggs (NZl) Manawatu Region Development Team
DNF Madi Hartley-Brown (NZl) CouplanD’S Bakeries/BootH’S Group Team
DNF Jamie Shields (NZl) Next Gen Racing by Resolve Technology
DNF Oliver Grave (NZl) Next Gen Racing by Resolve Technology
DNF Ethan Craine (NZl) Manawatu Region Development Team
DNF Joel Macmillan (NZl) Green Monkey
DNF David Martin (NZl) CouplanD’S Bakeries/BootH’S Group Team
DNF Chris Harris (NZl) Kiwi Velo Team
DNF Adam Francis (NZl) Manawatu Region Development Team
DNF Nick Kergozou (NZl) CouplanD’S Bakeries/BootH’S Group Team
DNF Liam Cappel (NZl) CouplanD’S Bakeries/BootH’S Group Team
DNF David Liu (NZl) Kiwi Velo Team
DNF Hayden Storrier (NZl) Manawatu Region Development Team
DNF Marc Langlands (NZl) CouplanD’S Bakeries/BootH’S Group Team
DNF Regan Gough (NZl) Next Gen Racing by Resolve Technology
DNF Ewart Bower (NZl) Kiwi Velo Team
DNS Barnaby Clegg-Shaw (NZl) Green Monkey
DNS Joshua Courtis (NZl) Next Gen Racing by Resolve Technology

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