Birmingham Commonwealth Games: Successful Kiwi cyclists not done yet, as road races offer more shots at gold

With a highly successful Commonwealth Games already in the bag, the NZ cyclists will wrap up a dominant campaign in the men's and women's road races.

The NZ riders have secured 16 medals, led by three apiece from Aaron Gate and Ellesse Andrews. 

And leading into Sunday night's (NZ time) two road races, there’s both determination and belief they can deliver more.

With his three gold medals clinking and clanging, Aaron Gate's phone's been ringing and dinging.

"I've muted a few things but it's been so cool to have so many messages come in," Gate told Newshub.

Winning tends to bring all sorts of well-wishers wandering out of the woodworks and that's certainly been the case for Gate.

"The owner of the old hotel we used to stay at in Palmerston North when we were racing as school kids flicked me a message," he added. "It's cool." 

But after riding shotgun for the last week on the track and in the time trial, Gate's prepared to take a backseat for the road race. 

"My job is going to be helping the team," he said. "I've got a lot of success myself already obviously, so to try help get another Kiwi on the podium will be pretty special.  

With a sprint course predicted in the men's road race, that could put Campbell Stewart in the spotlight. 

"It's what I like to do and what I strive to be better at," said Stewart. "Try and get the win in some sense. 

Like Gate, Stewart already has some bling to go with his mullet.

"As a team, it's given us some motivation and I just want to beat him now," joked Stewart.

There is plenty of confidence within Cycling NZ that they're a great chance to land a golden parting shot.

"On paper, we've got a really good team," said Stewart.

Another medal could be just hours away.