Launceston cyclist Nicole Frain said she was delighted with her third-placed finish in this year's National Road Series.
The 28-year-old, who won the virtual series during the COVID shutdown, secured the result by finishing behind winner Sarah Gigante and former TIS Racing teammate Ruby Roseman-Gannon at the Tour of Tweed in NSW.
Riding for Sydney Uni-Staminade, Hobart-based Frain finished 195 points ahead of fourth-placed Josie Talbot.
"I'm pretty happy with it," she said. "The whole tour was challenging with the heat and back to back race days - lots of us haven't experienced that many consecutive days in a row and that's a big learning experience.
"I'm happy with how I went, but my competitive nature wants more and it's helped me to identify my areas to work on and hopefully lift come nationals in February and summer racing."
Frain, who finished eighth and 20th in the time trial and road race respectively at the national road championships last year, won the day-two criterium in Murwillumbah to take an early lead in the tour.
Devonport's Anya Louw came 24th while Launceston's Lauren Perry was among many starters that did not finish the nine-day tour.
Legana's Zack Gilmore helped his ARA Pro Racing Sunshine Coast teammate Cameron Scott claim a stage win with Hobart's Ben Van Dam and Daniel De Domenico also among the Tasmanian participants.