Double gold for kiwi cycle team

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New Zealand has two medals on the opening day of cycling at the Commonwealth Games.

First up, the kiwi team won the Cycle Team Pursuit, beating England by nearly two seconds.

Aaron Gate, Jordan Kerby, Tom Sexton and Campbell Stewart set a Games record of 3min 47.575sec.

Soon after, the women’s team sprint of Ellesse Andrews, Rebecca Petch and Olivia King dominated Canada in a Games record of 47.425 seconds.

Earlier, the women’s team pursuit – down a rider after Ally Woollaston was injured in the Tour de France – took silver in the gold medal race against Australia.

And the New Zealand men’s sprint team of Sam Webster, Sam Dakin and Bradley Knipe beat Canada to win bronze.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 29: Gold Medalists, Aaron Gate, Campbell Stewart, Jordan Kerby and Nicholas Kergozou de la Boessiere of Team New Zealand pose for a photo with their flag and medals after finishing first in the Men’s 4000m Team Pursuit on day one of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games at Lee Valley Velopark Velodrome on July 29, 2022 on the London, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)
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