Sam Gaze wins Commonwealth Gold

New Zealand's Sam Gaze and Anton Cooper have claimed a New Zealand one-two in the men's mountain biking at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, with Gaze winning gold and Cooper silver.

The race went down to the wire, with 2013/14 Perago Trust recipient Gaze producing an incredible last lap performance after suffering a mechanical early into the final lap and dropping back to third.

However, he fought back to second before closing in on Cooper.

The pair were neck and neck with Gaze passing near the end of the final lap, with the duo going head to head and arm to arm before Gaze squeezed past.

Gaze then held on in the final sprint to claim his first Commonwealth Games gold.

The pair were beaten into the first corner by fellow New Zealander Ben Oliver, who finished fourth.

However Gaze and defending champion Cooper soon took over and apart from a brief period on the third lap, when bronze medallist South African Alan Hatherly moved to the front, they lead from start to finish.

The result is the reverse of the 2014 Glasgow Games, where Cooper won gold and Gaze silver.

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