Burgos BH has continued to achieve good results at the start of the season with its Pistard. If in January Sebastián Mora won the silver medal at the European Championships, this time Aaron Gate was in charge of shining in the first round of the UCI Nations Cup.
On the third and final day of competition in Adelaide (Australia), the New Zealander from Burgos BH won and won the gold medal in the madison, a doubles event held with his teammate Campbell Stewart.
Gates were very close to the medal in the last two days.
On Friday he was fourth in the Team Pursuit and the same day he repeated the same position in the Omnium after winning the elimination and coming back in the final scoring test. On Sunday, the New Zealand pair were trying to reach the top as quickly as possible in the hour-long test. In the end, Gat managed to win a lap and scored points in 14 out of 20 sprints, winning six of them and adding 73 points to the total, taking this important victory.
As Gate himself said, “We wanted to be in the fight from the start and see how the race developed without showing all our cards early, because 200 laps can be quite long.” So, “We just try to gain points little by little in the standings to make sure we stay in the fight until the end. Then we concentrated on our work and everything fell into place.
Burgos BH, on the other hand, concluded their week of competition by competing in the fifth and final stage of the Vuelta a la Comunidad Valenciana. On a day of low mileage and very fast pace, José Manuel Díaz tried to enter the breakaway on the way to the Oronete Pass, but the lead group did not let him.
Shortly afterwards, on the climb to La Frontera, the peloton broke away and four purple runners were left in the second group which was half a minute behind the winner when they reached Valencia. In the general classification, Díaz Gallego finished twenty-fifth after his good performance the previous day when reaching the top of the Misererat.