Aaron Gate won his fourth Birmingham 2022 gold medal in the men's road race ©Getty Images

Australian Georgia Baker and Aaron Gate of New Zealand earned their respective third and fourth gold medals of Birmingham 2022 in today's road races at Myton Fields in Warwick.

The Antipodean pair both transferred their track cycling success to the road, as earlier Baker had won the team pursuit and points race while Gate has team pursuit, individual pursuit and points race victories to his name already these Commonwealth Games.

In the women's race, Baker was streets ahead of the opposition in a reduced bunch sprint finish, crossing the line after 2 hours 44min 46sec, with Neah Evans of Scotland second and fellow Australian Sarah Roy holding on for bronze.

"It was a real team effort," said Baker after cycling 112 kilometres.

"We had a race plan, it was for me to win, and they executed it so well.

"I wish I could split this in six.

"It was a real credit to the team, I'm glad I could pull it off for them."

Australia's athletes worked together brilliantly from the front to snuff out several attacks before going up a gear in the last few kilometres to provide Baker with a near-perfect lead-out in the sprint.

Georgia Baker won a third Birmingham 2022 gold medal in the women's road race ©Getty Images
Georgia Baker won a third Birmingham 2022 gold medal in the women's road race ©Getty Images

Gate foiled Australian hopes of a road clean sweep after the country had also won both of the time trial golds.

The London 2012 Olympic bronze medallist crossed the 160km finish mark after 3:28:29, before South Africa's Daryl Impey and Finn Crockett of Scotland came second and third, respectively.

Pre-race favourite Geraint Thomas of Wales was leading with just 1.5km to go, which set up a sprint for the line and allowed Gate to pull clear and seal victory.

"It's going to take a while to sink in," said Gate.

"Three [gold medals] felt great and I was super happy with that.

"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."