Tasmania's female cyclists are heading off to compete on both sides of the Atlantic.
Launceston's Lauren Perry is returning to the US for another assault on the country's competitive criterium circuit while her TIS Racing teammates Anya Louw, Nicole Frain and Ruby Roseman Gannon are embarking on a winter road racing program in Belgium.
Louw and Roseman Gannon were among four National Road Series riders selected as part of Cycling Australia's podium potential academy development team while Frain will undertake the same program with the Holden Gusto team.
The schedule includes kermesses, Belgian and UCI criteriums, and one UCI four-day tour across July and August and Frain said she is excited about continuing her development.
The 26-year-old only began cycling 18 months ago and won a silver medal in the elite time trial at the Oceania championships in Evandale in March.
"It will be my first time there," she said.
"I've got an idea it's going to be big but I think I will be surprised and it will exceed my expectations.
"I'm getting to understand what the next level is like and it will help improve my skills because Belgian racing is very fast."
Frain, who grew up in Launceston and went to St Patrick's College before moving to Hobart for work, competed in the NRS's Tour de Brisbane last week, coming 14th in the road race but suffering a broken wheel 400m from the end of the criterium. She also finished second at the Baw Baw Classic the previous week.
When she returns from Europe she hopes to contest the next NRS event, the Tour of the Tweed in August.
Louw, of Devonport, impressed selectors in the Women's Tour Down Under and HeraldSun Tour.
Launceston's Josh Duffy is also heading to the US to contest the men's races alongside Perry who recently contested the Brisbane Six-Day event. The 23-year-old finished 13th overall (with 119 points) behind Devonport's Macey Stewart (10th, 174), Perth's Georgia Baker (seventh, 178) and West Pine's Amy Cure who tied with Katie Archibald atop the standings on 256 points.