BALLARAT Sebastopol Cycling Club youngster Joshua Liston returned to the road racing circuit podium, taking the state silver medal in the under-17 boys 3.3km climb at Leongatha.
Liston, along with James Pane of Brunswick Cycling Club, got to the front of the field at the 2.5km mark and from there the battle was on for the championship.
In the end, Pane edged ahead of Liston, relegating him to second.
David Korokni of Carnegie Caulfield CC was third.
The two-day tour combined the Leongatha Junior Experience with the Victorian Junior Hill Climb Championships.
BSCC's Kirilly and Jake Hopkins competed in girls under-15 and boys under-17 divisions in their first open race event, taking in time trial, road sprint, criterium scratch and handicap road races.
Jake almost took a win in the 44km handicap, but with 1km to go was caught by the midfield with several riders moving through.
A minute out from this group was Liston and scratch, and he took the fastest time from Pane in the sprint.
Rochelle Liston competed in her longest race to date, taking second along the way.
In the 12km handicap, which featured seven of the state's leading under-13 girls, she attacked her middlemark bunch of three to put in a gap and chase limit solo to miss the win by 100m.
On the Saturday, she took third in the heat of the straight line sprint.