Tasmania’s top female cyclists shared victories on either side of the world.
North-West Coasters Amy Cure and Macey Stewart teamed up in the UK to help their teammate secure victory in the Ride London Classic.
World, European and Dutch champion Kirsten Wild was swift to praise her Wiggle High5 teammates after winning the 64.8-kilometre race for a second time.
The two-time Olympian tweeted pictures of her team in The Mall with Tasmania’s regular track teammates clearly enjoying the celebrations.
Stewart, 22, of Devonport, finished 42nd, 24 seconds behind Wild and Cure, 25, of West Pine, was 73rd (+46).
Meanwhile, Georgia Baker, Lauren Perry and Anya Louw were also celebrating in the Battle Recharge leg of the National Road Series in NSW.
Baker, 23, of Perth, won the fourth-stage criterium in Murwillumbah, securing the TIS Racing Team’s first victory of the season, with Perry, of Launceston, second, after strong support work from Louw, of Devonport.
Baker, who also claimed the overall points jersey, had finished the morning’s third-stage 9.9km time trial in 15th place, +1:21 behind winner Grace Brown’s time of 13:03.32.
Louw was 21st (+1:35) and Perry 43rd (+2:45).
Overall, Baker finished 15th, Louw 20th and Perry 40th.
In the men’s race, Hobart’s Ben Van Dam was the best-placed Tasmanian on stage three in fourth (+11), with Launceston’s stage two winner Oliver Martin 16th (+27) and Hobart’s Scott Bowden 21st (+38).