EMMA Bilston captured a silver medal in the Cycling Australia under-15 and under-17 Junior Road National Championships in Wagga Wagga.
The Ballarat-Sebastopol Cycling Club rider was pipped on the line by one second in the women’s under-17 road race.
The 40-kilometre event went out of Wantabadgery and into a major climb that split the bunch. Bilston and Danielle McKinnirey (Sturt Holdfast Marion Cycling Club) became locked in a sprint finish, with Bilston crossing the line in one hour, 11 minutes and 13 seconds.
In her favoured event against the clock, Bilston ranked fifth in the time trial.
BSCC’s Nicholas White finished midfield in the under-17 men’s road race.