TASMANIAN cyclist Amy Cure has collected her second track world championship silver medal in as many days.
The West Pine 20-year-old finished second in the team pursuit final in Minsk, Belarus, 24 hours after standing on the same level of the podium in the individual event.
As she had at last year's London Olympics, Cure was on standby as her teammates qualified for the final but this time came in for a piece of the action.
She said watching Annette Edmondson, Ashlee Ankudinoff and Melissa Hoskins set a time of 3:20.696 to qualify second for the gold medal ride was nerve-wracking but ``awesome''.
``I was right behind them cheering my hardest,'' she said.
``We gave it all we could tonight and unfortunately couldn't bring home the gold but all we can ask for is to give it our best.''
Cure substituted for Ankudinoff in the final and the Aussies established an early lead over traditional rival Great Britain.
But like the Tasmanian's ride in the individual pursuit, the lead was wiped out towards the end of the 3000 metres as 2012 Olympic champions Laura Trott and Dani King plus Elinor Barker clocked 3:18.140 to win the gold medal by nearly two seconds.
``We certainly wanted to go out there and do a really good time and we knew we'd have fresh legs in Amy to bring it home in the final and the girls did a great job to come home with the silver,'' Ankudinoff said.
Hoskins added: ``They are a bit hard to beat at the moment and really have been for the last few years but it was a good race and I think we're getting closer.
``We have a few years now to peg them back. I'm really proud of how the girls rode today and I think we rode really well as a team.''
Cure's two silver medals at senior world championships complement the four golds she won at juniors in 2009 and 2010.