Cycling: Sam Gaze adds to New Zealand's stellar World Championships with gold in mountain bike short course

New Zealand has claimed another victory at the cycling World Championships in Glasgow as Sam Gaze defended his mountain bike short course title.

Gaze, 27, has gone back-to-back in winning World Championship gold after doing the same last year in Les Gets - where he also won the marathon event.

After a close contest, Gaze broke away in the final stages and sprinted home to take gold ahead of France's Victor Koretzky.

Compatriot Anton Cooper finished 10th, while Ben Oliver was 12th.

"That was great," said Gaze post-race. "It was a very tactical race. 

"For me, I felt it was the safest to ride it from the front and I could ride my tempo and almost recover a little bit between the climbs.

"The track had a bit of everything; super-technical, super-fast but also the climb made it an attritional race.

"It's a really good course and I am very happy to finish it off and have my world title in a row in this event."

So far at this World Championships, New Zealand have claimed five gold medals, three silver and seven bronze to represent a record haul with the possibility of more to come.