Cycling: Kiwis Aaron Gate, Campbell Stewart claim more gold at Nations Cup meet in Hong Kong

Kiwi cyclist Aaron Gate has continued his charge towards the Paris Olympics with a gold medal alongside Campbell Stewart in the men's madison on the final day of the UCI Nations Cup competition at Hong Kong.

Less than 24 hours after his triumph in the omnium, Gate combined with Stewart to dominate the two-rider event, scoring points in 17 of the 20 sprints to secure the top of the podium yet again.

The duo finished on 45 points, ahead of Spain (35) and Japan.

Aaron Gate and Campbell Stewart in action.
Aaron Gate and Campbell Stewart in action. Photo credit: Photosport

The event is the second of three Nations Cup competitions offering qualification ranking points for the UCI Track World Championships and the upcoming Olympics.

Meanwhile, Kiwi Bryony Botha finished seventh in the women's four-discipline omnium competition.

Botha came in 21st in the scratch race, won the tempo, then finished second in the elimination and 10th in the points race.

Earlier, Sam Dakin qualified with 9.983s in the men's sprint, but was eliminated in the first round, and Shaane Fulton and Rebecca Petch lost out in the repechage in the women's keirin.