TIS Racing captain Georgia Baker was pipped for a spot on the Tour of the King Valley podium in Victoria despite another second-place finish on the final stage.
After finishing second, first and fourth on the first three stages, the Perth 23-year-old crossed the line 1:01 behind Grace Brown in day three’s 91.4km road race, breaking free from a bunch of 21 to secure another stage podium.
But the effort was not enough to overcome general classification winner Kate Perry, who had a 23-second gap on Jemma Eastwood, a 2:59 gap on Brown and a 3:54 gap on Baker in fourth.
Baker did, however, take out the sprint classification with 38 points, seven clear of Ashlee Ankudinoff.
TIS rider Ruby Roseman-Gannon enjoyed another good stage on day three, securing 21st place, while Devonport’s Anya Louw finished seven minutes off the pace.
Lauren Perry did not complete the race.
In the men’s race, 64 riders crossed the line in a bunch finish with Ben Van Dam (24th) and Oliver Martin (30th) the best-placed Tasmanians.
TIS pair Zach Johnson and Conor Leahy finished 54th and 55th respectively.
Van Dam finished eighth in general classification, with Martin next best in 11th.