"No rest for the wicked" was an apt summary from Nathan Earle as the Tasmanian earned a top-10 finish on the back of seven races across three countries in 16 days.
The Hobart 31-year-old finished sixth on the 138-kilometre stage five of the Tour of Croatia from Rabac to Platak, moving up from 79th to 22nd overall with one stage remaining.
Earle said his Israel Cycling Academy team produced a solid display.
Since returning from a broken leg, Earle's hectic September schedule involved more than 1500 competitive kilometres across Canada, France and Belgium.
His next commitments are likely to be one-day races in Italy followed by the Gree-Tour of Guangxi in China.
Another Tasmanian bracing himself for a big date in Europe is Legana's Zack Gilmore as he counts down to his first professional six-day race.
Gilmore will join an illustrious startlist in London from October 22 to become a third-generation six-day rider following the pioneering exploits of his father Matthew and grandfather Graeme.
"I have always been proud to be able to try and follow the footsteps of my dad and grandfather," said Gilmore, who is based in Mooloolaba while riding for Pro Racing Sunshine Coast.
"It is extremely exciting that being a part of the London six-day at the end of this month will help me continue the Gilmore six-day legacy."
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