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Knipe grabs fourth gold for NZ

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 24/07/2016

Sprinter Bradly Knipe has secured New Zealand's fourth gold medal at the junior track cycling world championships in Switzerland with a last-gasp win over Australian rival Conor Rowley.

Knipe edged Rowley on the line in the deciding third race to claim gold in the individual sprint final after qualifying fastest.

His rainbow jersey win followed silver medals to Michaela Drummond in the women's omnium and to Campbell Stewart and Tom Sexton in the madison.

This brought the New Zealand medal tally to nine, lifting the Kiwis to the top of the medal table at the championships.

While New Zealand won 10 medals at Moscow in 2010 and at Invercargill in 2012, their four-gold tally in Switzerland was the most achieved in the 40 years they have competed at the junior world championships.

New Zealand's other titles came in the women's team sprint, the men's team pursuit and in the men's omnium, where team pursuiter Stewart picked up a second gold.

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