With the final day of track cycling competition looming, The Project has woken double gold medallist Aaron Gate, as he prepares to add to his - and the Kiwi haul at the velodrome.
Gate was part of the team pursuit victory on the opening day and added individual pursuit honours on day two, beating teammate Tom Sexton in the final.
"I went to sit next to him at lunch and he shooed me away," Gate told The Project team.
"When we were riding into the track, I said, 'It's hard to believe this track was the one we raced on at the London Olympics, 10 years ago now, and he said, 'Yeah, I was 13 then'.
"It's pretty cool that someone his age can put out such a stellar performance, when normally it's the riper athletes that are good at pursuiting."
Gate's performance is redemption for his Tokyo Olympic disaster, when he crashed during the team pursuit bronze-medal ride-off, broke a collar bone and had to withdraw from the rest of the Games.
The Kiwi men have earned admiration in Birmingham for more than their medal-winning efforts - their impressive mullets have also caught the eye.
"I've saved a fortune on sunscreen during the European summer," he quipped.
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