New Zealand's Aaron Gate won a bunch sprint in the men's road race to claim his fourth Cycling gold medal of Birmingham 2022 in Warwick.

Gate dominated in the velodrome and won the points race, the individual pursuit and was part of New Zealand's team pursuit gold-medal winning team.

England's Sam Watson and Sam Culverwell of Guernsey made a brave attempt to escape as the race reached the closing stages and once the chasing pack had reeled them in, Wales' Geraint Thomas made an attack of his own.

Thomas was caught by the pack with 1,500m to go to set up a sprint for the line and Gate pulled clear to win in a time of three hours 28 minutes and 29 seconds.

Gate admitted it might take a while for him to realise he will take four Commonwealth titles home with him.

He said: "It's going to take a while to sink in. Three felt great and I was super happy with that.

It feels absolutely phenomenal
Aaron Gate

"I came here today and managed to help the team and if the opportunity arose to go for a fourth one, I just had to grab it with both hands.

"It feels absolutely phenomenal."

South Africa's Daryl Impey followed Gate home to take silver, with bronze going to Finn Crockett of Scotland.

Gate was pleased he had the strength to hold off the attacks, adding: "I honestly can't believe it.

"It wasn't a good situation when I was up there by myself, just looking after myself, hoping there was going to be some other Kiwis.

"It didn't quite go that way, so when the attacks happened in the last three laps, I just had to deal with every one that counted and luckily I still had enough legs to sprint at the end."