Devonport’s Macey Stewart and Launceston’s Georgia Baker have come away from the first day of the Oceania Track Championships with a 4000m Elite Women’s Team Pursuit gold medal.
The Australian Green team also featuring TIS Racing Team cyclist Kristina Clonan and Ashlee Ankudinoff crossed the finish line in 4:22.052 to defeat the New Zealand team by 5.72 seconds.
The Australian Green team were the fastest qualifying team.
Launceston’s Lauren Perry was unable to get a team pursuit medal of her own, finishing fourth overall with her Australian White featuring Ruby Roseman-Gannon, Chloe Heffernan and Sophie Edwards team losing to Australia Gold in the bronze medal play-off.
Perry’s team missed out on the bronze medal by just 1.58 seconds.
Fellow Tasmanian rider Zack Gilmore finished with a silver medal in the Men’s Elite Team Pursuit final after his Australian Gold team finished behind New Zealand.
The Australian team crossed the finish line in 4:07.792 to only miss out on the gold medal by 0.62 seconds.
In the bronze medal ride-off, Josh Duffy and his Australian White team took third place from fellow Tasmanian Micheal Astell and his Australian Blue team.
Ryan Lawson was another Tasmanian cyclist to finish the first day of the championships with a bronze medal near-miss.
Lawson’s Australian Gold team just finished 0.05 seconds behind Australian Red in the bronze medal ride-off in the Men’s Junior Team Sprint.
A number of the Tasmanian or TIS Racing Team riders were still yet to race at the time of publication in the Elite Points Races.