Dubbo Cycling Club standout Haylee Fuller is already adding more to her long list of achievements in the new year, taking out two wins in the 2020 Fed Uni Road Titles.
Fuller, who competed across the third and fourth day of the competition, notched up a win in the Criterium Junior Women's contest on Friday, beating out Francesca Sewell and Tahlia Dole on the soaking wet, rain-stricken Ballarat track.
The race was not without it's suprises, with the weather lashing both the competitors and the surrounding equipment, but Fuller earned as one of the most aggressive riders for her efforts.
"At the halfway point I made an attack, there were five on the front and the barriers just came down in front of us. I saw it coming, there was nothing we could do about it. It was pretty scary," said Fuller.
"You just have to put it all aside and hope for the best really. Things like this make you mentally stronger.It was a good race in the end with lots of tough competition which makes you work harder."
I'm really stoked, I came here hoping to take this race and it's pretty exciting to pull it off, I'm speechless really.Haylee Fuller
Fuller backed up the effort on Saturday, taking out a win in the Under 19s Women's Road Race, getting the better of her closest competitors across the 69.9km Buninyong course.
The young cyclist was part of a nineteen strong field that contested the event and again met the Gold Coast's defending champion Francesca Sewell in the breakaway group of five that fought their way to the finish.
Fuller, ahead by 43 seconds heading into the final lap, saw off an early, enthusiastic challenge by Sewell with about half a kilometre still to go and then held off Norwood's Eloise Sandow, Launceston's Catelyn Turner and Carnegie Caulfield's Alyssa Polites to reign supreme.
Polites came in second and Turner finished up third in the placings, but it was Fuller who was left celebrating the win after picking up her second title in as many days.
"I'm really stoked, I came here hoping to take this race and it's pretty exciting to pull it off, I'm speechless really," said Fuller.
The event, which was Fuller's first time appearing at the Ballarat hosted Road Nationals, runs across five days and finished up on Sunday.
"This is my first time here so it's pretty exciting to take both of my wins against a pretty strong field."
"It was pretty tough every lap up the climb and Alyssa was driving it most of the race and then we got down to three riders left before Franky (Sewell) caught us with 500 to go which caught us all by surprise so the sprint got started a little bit earlier than expected."