Dual Olympian Georgia Baker is the latest addition to a rapidly growing list of high-profile athletes coming to the 2021-22 Tasmanian carnival series.
Perth's 27-year-old track world champion said carnival racing was in her bones.
"The carnivals have always been a part of my life since I started cycling back in 2008. I look forward to the carnivals each year, the racing is exciting and heaps of fun not only for the riders but for spectators too," she said.
"I'm also lucky to race in front of a home crowd each year, which is an added bonus."
The series regular has a sizeable trophy cabinet including the 2019 team pursuit world title alongside fellow carnivals entrant Alex Manly.
The women's field has more than 30 confirmed including Australian cycling team member Maeve Plouffe plus AusCycling's podium potential riders Sophie Edwards, Chloe Moran, Kristina Clonan and Launceston's Lauren Perry.
"I started cycling thorough a talent identification program, but my first track race was at the carnivals," Baker said.
"I was always inspired by the likes of Amy Cure and Belinda Goss and getting to race alongside those girls made me really eager to succeed."
Both Baker and Manly have signed with Team BikeExchange for the next two seasons, with a focus on the road. But after winning the Burnie Wheel from scratch last year, Baker has unfinished business on her home-state tracks.
"I'm excited about racing this year's series, the racing is always hard and intense. I'll still be racing the track through the year, but it won't be my only focus. The Tassie carnivals will set me up really well for the summer of cycling. Winning Burnie Wheel last year was really special, but I've always had my eye on Launceston. I grew up training on the Silverdome, so to win the wheelrace on my home track would be very special."
Baker will ride Launceston on December 28 and 30, along with Devonport on December 29 and Burnie on December 31.