LESS than a second separated gold from silver for Tasmanian cyclist Amy Cure at the Glasgow world cup meeting.
Riding with Melissa Hopkins and Ashlee Ankudinoff in the team pursuit the Australians had finished as the top qualifiers and met Great Britain in the final.
After leading for much of the 3000 metres, the Australian trio was just hauled in by Great Britain and had to settle for the silver medal.
The margin between first and second was just .83 seconds.
The world cup was held at a new velodrome named after Scotland's Olympic and Commonwealth Games champion Sir Chris Hoy.
It was Cure's first international ride since the 19-year- old Penguin cyclist represented Australia at the Olympic Games in London in August.
"It was silver in the teams pursuit, the Brits were just too strong," Cure said after the race.
The Great Britain team consisted of world junior champion Elinor Baker and Olympic gold medal winners Laura Trott and Dani King.
It is Cure's intention to return home to prepare for the Tasmanian Christmas carnivals and then set herself for the next world cup in Mexico in January.
Australia came away from Glasgow with four silver medals, including one to world omnium champion Glenn O'Shea.
After starting the omnium well O'Shea had a disappointing points race where he finished 12th but came back strongly in the elimination, individual pursuit, scratch race and 1000m time trial.
He finished in the top three in the remaining events but couldn't overcome German Lucas Liss.
The winner of last year's Latrobe Wheel, O'Shea has indicated he will be back to ride at the Tasmanian Christmas carnivals.