A podium finish and a team clean sweep saw Launceston cyclist Nicole Frain make a successful start to the virtual National Road Series.
With outdoor racing on hold due to the coronavirus, Cycling Australia has turned to online competition uniting riders in their own homes.
Frain is a big fan of the concept having made an immediate impact in Saturday's opening race.
"I wasn't feeling fully motivated for indoor racing, as I love to get outside, but I guess now I will be committing to the series," said the 27-year-old.
The series uses Zwift, a program that has quickly gained momentum since starting in 2015 and now has more than 1.6 million riders across the globe teaming up for casual rides or racing on a home trainer set-up.
Launceston's former WorldTour rider Wes Sulzberger has been one of the organisers of the Zwift racing series, helping to keep riders motivated and working with Cycling Australia to get the series up and running.
Saturday morning saw the first of a six-race series begin with a 65-rider line-up on a 16-lap, 35km virtual crit circuit.
After an eventful number of laps and hard racing in the opening women's race, the Sydney Uni Staminade team took out the top three places with Frain finishing third behind Vicki Whitelaw and Georgie Whitehouse.
I guess now I will be committing to the seriesNicole Frain
"I have competed a bit of Zwift and indoor riding in the past," said Frain, who finished eighth and 13th respectively in the time trial and road race at national championships in January.
"It's a really useful tool when the weather is bad and to help overcome injury."
The series will run Saturday competitions every fortnight. Races are steamed live on Facebook.
Other Tasmanians involved in the series include Anya Louw, Kathryn Woolston, Zack Gilmore, Daniel Di Domenico, Ben Van Dam and Zac Johnson.