TASMANIAN cyclists Lauren Perry and Macey Stewart will be hoping to continue Australia's golden start to the UCI junior track world championships early this morning.
The Tassie teenagers have been named alongside Western Australians Elissa Wundersitz and world champion Kelsey Robson in the women's team pursuit for which qualifying was last night (Tastime) and the final is about 7.30am today.
Australia opened its account on the first day of competition at Glasgow's Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome by claiming world titles in the men's team pursuit and the men's and women's team sprint.
And with past and present Tasmanian Institute of Sport coaches Matthew Gilmore and Gene Bates among the coaching staff, the national team is confident of adding to the medal haul.
"It's a great start, particularly with the track being a bit slower than expected," said team manager Rik Fulcher.
"All the riders dug in deep after qualifying and we couldn't think of a better way to start the championships as a team [than] by winning three team events."
Stewart, of Devonport, and Perry, of Launceston, watched their teammates' success huddled under an Australian flag in a Starbucks coffee house and said it was the perfect inspiration as they embark on their first junior worlds.
"SOOO proud of all my Aussie team mates right now!!! #goldgoldgold #speechless @juniortrack2013," Stewart tweeted.
"Can't explain the feeling I got when walking in2 the track 2day. Definitely reminded me why I love this sport!"
Perry is also scheduled to ride the individual pursuit late tonight and Stewart will contest the omnium over the weekend.