Cycling: Kiwi Aaron Gate eyes Paris Olympics after long-awaited gold at world championships

A decade on from his last rainbow jersey, Aaron Gate is once again a world champion after claiming victory in the points race at the Cycling World Championships in Glasgow.

The gold takes Gate's tally at the world champs to three medals, while a bronze for Ellesse Andrews in the women's sprint took New Zealand's overall tally to eight - their most ever.

The timing couldn't be better a year out from the Paris Olympics.

It was a ride beyond just victory and in the end, Gate humiliated his opposition. A decade on from winning the Omnium, Gate's once again a world champion.

"It's an understatement to say I've wanted that for a long time," he said

And it was evident out of the gate as the Commonwealth champion took an early lead.

It only got better from there, with the Kiwi appearing to have an extra gear on everyone else.

Shutting the gate on his opposition, as he put four laps on the field and won five of the 15 sprints.

One of the most dominant performances in point race history - his 123 points 16 clear of his nearest competitor.

"Once I started being able to collect points by leading out sprints and no one was coming around me I was like, 'okay, well I'm just going to keep doing this then', and managed to go on the attack enough times to get the laps required too," Gate said.

It topped a week to remember for the Kiwis in Scotland, with Gate claiming bronze in the Madison and team pursuit.

Also finishing on a high was Ellesse Andrews, winning bronze in the women's sprint.

That adds to the gold she won in the kierin. 

In total, eight medals for New Zealand,  their most ever at a world champs.

"Just can't wait for the Olympics next year now," Gate said.

There's every reason to believe more history could be made at the Velodrome in Paris.