DUAL gold medals, impressive times and a World Cup leader's jersey - Bathurst handcyclist Emilie Miller was one of Australia's stars in Belgium last week.
Miller formed part of Australia's Para-Cycling World Cup squad which tackled the second round of the series in Ostend, Belgium.
While Miller was the only H1 classified female to tackle the time trial and road race courses at the event, the World Cup standing in her division was led by Italy's Luisa Pasini who had contested round one.
It meant the Bathurst talent was driven by both the pursuit of a good times and chasing a World Cup leader's jersey.
She found them in both the individual time trial and road race.
"I'm extremely proud of my start to the international season here in Ostend," Miller, who is a dual reigning world champion, said.
"I am incredibly humbled and surprised to receive the World Cup leaders jersey, and two golds tops off a great week."
In the time trial she tackled two laps of a 4.5 kilometre course, with windy conditions adding to the degree of difficulty for the Bathurst talent.
She averaged a speed of 12.01km/hr, clocking a time of 44 minutes, 57.74 seconds.
Miller then backed up for the road race, taking on four laps of a course which totalled 32 kilometres.
She crossed the finish line after one hour, 36 minutes, 55 seconds, averaging 19.879km/hr in a career best performance.
Not surprisingly, she described it as an "absolute ripper of a day in the road race".
"I am pleased with the execution of my technical skills throughout the time trial, which has been a major focus for this early part of the season, and my road race was my best result for this competition and my best ever road race performance," Miller said.
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"I believe I exceeded where we thought I would be at in this early part of the year and it's great to see I'm just building on the form I found at the 2018 world champs.
"A massive thanks to all the Australian Cycling Team staff and my home coaches who make the magic happen."
Miller joined Australian team-mate Carol Cooke in claiming a pair of gold medals and leader's jersey in Belgium.
In total, the Australian contingent claimed 12 medals.
The Australian team for September's 2019 UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships will be announced by Cycling Australia on June 5.
The third round of the World Cup will be held in Baie-Comeau, Canada, in August.