Georgia Baker slipped to third in the general classification but kept her hold on the sprinter’s jersey after the second and penultimate day of the Tour of the King Valley.
The Perth Olympian finished the 112.4km road race in fourth, crossing the line with day one rival Ashlee Ankudinoff in a bunch of 17 riders who finished 4:54 off the pace.
Specialized Women’s Racing’s Kate Perry took the stage win to hold a 22-second gap on second-place finisher Jemma Eastwood, with Baker and Ankudinoff more than four minutes behind.
Baker holds a two-point buffer on Ankudinoff in sprint points.
In the men’s race, Launceston’s Oliver Martin was pipped on the line to finish fourth, with Hobart’s Ben Van Dam sixth and Zach Johnson 1:37 back in 40th.
Martin is 29 seconds and 13 places behind behind general classification leader Tristand Ward heading into the final day, while Van Dam is just 24 seconds in arrears in seventh spot.