Cycling: Ally Wollaston gold caps off brilliant Kiwi showing in opening round of Nations Cup

Ally Wollaston's gold on the final day of the UCI Nations Cup track competition has capped off a brilliant opening round for Kiwi riders at Jakarta.

The New Zealand team finished with six medals, including three gold, to boost their points tally, and their chances of qualifying for the world championships and Paris Olympics.

Wollaston won her third gold medal in just her first international track campaign, finishing on 158 points in the four-event omnium, 19 clear of nearest rival Clara Coppini of France.

She was forced to withdraw from last year's Birmingham Commonwealth Games, after suffering a wrist injury in a crash at the Tour d France Femmes. The NZ women's team pursuit were forced to race understrength, after recruiting sprinter Ellesse Andrews to make up numbers in their bronze-medal rideoff.

Meanwhile, Kiwi men Aaron Gate and Campbell Stewart have claimed bronze in the two-rider madison, behind Germany and Netherlands.

Gate is pleased with the squad's showing and believes it will put them in good stead going forward, as they build toward Paris.

"Every squad member was either on the podium or very close to it, which is really encouraging across the entire track cycling team.

"Ally topped off today by making it a clean sweep of three from three gold medals, which was incredible and pretty cool to see.

"First competition of the season really sets us up well going forward. Still, a lot of hard work to be done, but I know our men's team pursuit squad, and Campbell and myself in the madison have learned a lot from the racing here that we can apply to going faster, and riding better in the next Nations Cup and on to the world champs, and hopefully the Olympics.

"We came here to get points and we did that. Now the endurance guys can get back on the road and build the engines for the world championships in Glasgow later in the year."

Not everything went to plan for New Zealand, with Sam Dakin's crash in the men's keirin final likely sidelining him for some time.