So often likened to a young Robbie McEwen, Australian Caleb Ewan is now being compared with superstar British sprinter Mark Cavendish following his Bay Cycling Classic win.
Bikebug team rider Ewan, 18, took out the three-race series by finishing fifth in yesterday's final criterium at Williamstown in Melbourne's west behind Orica-GreenEDGE's Mitch Docker.
The New South Wales youngster won the opening stage on Tuesday, and his consistency and speed proved enough to go one better in an event he lost by just one point in 2012.
The comparison with former Australian sprinting great McEwen has been the most obvious for the highly rated teenager.
Commentator Phil Liggett believes Ewan has the same sort of attitude and style as Tour de France sprint specialist Cavendish.
"He's got the same attitude as Mark Cavendish. He sprints like him, he's not afraid of anybody," said Liggett. "The next year, I think, will be a big year for him as he turns 19. He's got lots of time."
Ewan, who has joined the Jayco-AIS under-23 team, believes biding his time before going into professional road racing in Europe is the right idea.
"Last year I got a bit impatient - it was a big step up and it happened so quickly," Ewan said after his emergence at last year's Bay Classic.
"But I've had time for it to all sink in. I just need to take it easy, learn as much as I can in under-23s and when it's time to go pro, I'll step up - maybe two to three years."
Docker won yesterday's stage and the event's overall sprint classification - and has the on-track commentary to thank.
The Victorian had a chance to take the green jersey until he made an early breakaway to win the opening sprint leg and put pressure on New Zealander Greg Henderson, who had been leading.
"I was listening to the commentary, and after the second sprint leg, they said I was just a couple of points away," Docker said.
"Then I thought `I've got to go for it in the third'. I was listening to the commentary the whole time ... it keeps you in the race a bit."