Dual Olympian Georgia Baker has become the latest Tasmanian cyclist to lock in a contract for 2022.
Despite the uncertainties created by COVID-19 and the lack of a National Road Series, more than a dozen Tasmanian riders appear to have teams lined up to race with next year.
Baker and South Australian Alex Manly, who were in the team pursuit line-up which finished fifth at the Tokyo Olympics, have both joined the Team Bike Exchange squad for two seasons.
It marks a return to the team formerly known as GreenEDGE Cycling for 27-year-old Baker, of Perth.
"I'm really excited to be joining GreenEDGE Cycling again," she said.
"I was with the team only briefly in 2017, but it actually feels like a new and fresh start. I'm grateful for the opportunity to give back to the team and I'm looking forward to working with the girls and having a successful season together."
The four-time national track champion, who has won both world (2019) and Commonwealth Games (2018) team pursuit titles, will base herself in Europe for the entire season, training out of Girona and Andorra near the Spanish Pyrenees.
"I'll be keeping in touch with the track throughout the year and will hopefully compete at the Commonwealth Games, but road will be a priority for me this year.
"I'm honestly unsure what to expect next season, I don't have a huge amount of experience in the Women's WorldTour Peloton, but I'm looking forward to the new challenge and learning lots to contribute to the team success."
Bike Exchange said the duo return "older and wiser" with high ambitions to make comebacks to the Women's WorldTour peloton and looking to build on their past experiences of racing overseas.
Team general manager Brent Copeland said: "Alex and Georgia are not new to the team, Alex spent five years with GreenEDGE Cycling and Georgia was with us in 2017 and we are very happy to welcome them back into the family.
"Georgia has matured as a rider over the past years on the track and we believe we will be able to help her grow even more. It's very important for us that she already knows some of the riders and the staff members, this will facilitate her and us into this new chapter of our journey together. She has lots of track experience and her characteristics can give us different options during the year in various races."
Baker joins a lengthy list of Tasmanians set to ride at various levels of the sport next year.
Her former national team pursuit-winning teammate Lauren Perry, of Launceston, and Devonport's Anya Louw are both signed on with the Australian Cycling Academy.
Adelaide-based Perry's return to form was demonstrated with victory in the Noosa Criterium last month.
Launceston's Nicole Frain has been competing in the US and Europe with UCI team TIBCO-SVB which included taking part in the inaugural women's edition of Paris-Roubaix in October.
Launceston's Izzy Flint continues to show her versatility on the bike, riding with Roxsolt on the road while also chalking up cyclocross and mountain bike successes, most recently with partner Cam Ivory in the Cape to Cape race in Western Australia.
In the men's ranks, Launceston's 2020 Tour de France podium finisher Richie Porte and Hobart ironman Cam Wurf both have a year remaining on WorldTour contracts with INEOS Grenadiers.
Hobart's Nathan Earle is completing a second year with Japanese Continental team UKYO and last week added A-grade victory and fastest time in the Hobart Wheelers' Hell of the South race to his win in the Tasmanian State Road Championship at Gunns Plains in October.
Another Launceston rider dividing his time between bikes is Sam Fox who was second fastest in last week's Hell of the South and will race with BridgeLane on mountain bike and road next year.
Launceston's Hamish McKenzie is joining Legana's Zack Gilmore and Hobart's Daniel Di Domenico at ACA, Launceston's Josh Duffy is with In-Form and Hobart's Ben Van Dam is also at BridgeLane.
Former Hobart mountain biker Scott Bowden has been racing with French road team Bourg Ain Cyclisme 01 this year.
In addition to spells training with Rio Olympic teammate Porte in Monaco and recovering from sickness, Bowden won the Tour Agglo Bourg en Bresse in July came second in GP Cormoz in August and third at Tour de Moselle in September.