Further national representation is being predicted for Lauren Perry and Josh Duffy after the Launceston pair were named among the Australian Cycling Team's Podium Potential Academy for 2020-21.
Tasmanian Institute of Sport coach Matthew Gilmore believes both Launceston City Cycling Club members are destined to expand their international opportunities after contrasting paths into a program targeting the 2022 Commonwealth Games and 2024 Olympics.
Duffy, who joined the academy in October last year and became an Oceania team pursuit champion a few weeks later, has been training with the national team ahead of the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics.
Meanwhile Perry is among a new intake as she seeks to regain the track glory she enjoyed as a multiple junior world champion.
Gilmore said the Christmas Carnivals regulars, who both won Hobart Wheelraces from scratch back in January, have positioned themselves well to push for senior national selection.
Perry, 24, was called up after a national virtual track challenge where she won the individual pursuit with a five-second personal best.
"It was a serious time - the sort that Annette Edmondson, Amy Cure and Georgia Baker had ridden in the past," he said.
"There's still some development to come but by the time of the Commonwealth Games Lauren should be able to force her way into the A-team.
"It has not been a straight line for her and I'm really proud how she kept at it.
"At different times athletes jumped ahead of her but she has maintained focus. It has not been an easy ride and had its share of ups and downs.
"It's been a ground-breaking time for her to string training together through COVID and put a performance on the board to get into the academy."
A former West Launceston primary, Riverside high and Launceston College student, Perry won the individual pursuit at the 2013 junior world championships and added the team pursuit a year later.
As a senior, the 2017 Latrobe Wheel winner claimed an Australian scratch race title plus World Cup team pursuit gold before medical issues ranging from appendicitis to chronic fatigue curtailed her progress.
Gilmore said recent retirements - including Cure's - plus inevitable post-Olympic changes to team make-up could open doors as the pair seek to join fellow Launceston rider Baker in national colours.
"They just need to be prepared to jump at any time and be on top of things to make that transition," he said.
They just need to be prepared to jump at any timeMatthew Gilmore on Josh Duffy and Lauren Perry
Brisbane-born Duffy had been a regular member of state junior teams before his breakout victory in the 2016 Devonport Wheel.
The former St Finn Barr's and St Patrick's College student, who started track cycling in 2014, has also won at George Town, St Helens, Hobart and Rosebery and last year became the first rider in the modern era to retain the Launceston Wheel.
Having won from a mark of 120 metres at the Silverdome in 2018 when smashing a record time set in 1993, Duffy was equally dominant from 40m.
A breakout 2019 saw him win a bronze medal in the 1km national time trial, claim the Tasmanian road championship, enjoy a successful stint racing in the US and add an Oceania team pursuit title with Lucas Plapp, Conor Leahy and Godfrey Slattery in Invercargill.
Gilmore said the 20-year-old, who went into quarantine after recently returning to Launceston from Adelaide and Melbourne, has impressed many observers.
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"Josh is going really well. He's made significant inroads. He stepped into that team and has made a difference from day one.
"The Olympic team may be selected but there are still guys with question marks over them so anything is possible. It would take an injury or retirement but he's been training with the men's track endurance team for a while and has not disgraced himself."
Perry is expected to be among several Tasmanians competing when the National Road Series returns in the Tweed area of NSW from November 28 to December 6.
Legana's Zack Gilmore and Devonport's Anya Louw are also likely to be riding along with Hobart's Nicole Frain (Sydney Uni-Staminade) and Ben Van Dam (BridgeLane).
Perry will then contest the Australian Track Championships to be held at the Anna Meares Velodrome in Brisbane from December 16-20.