A PORT Fairy Cycling Club trio can hold their heads high after completing their seasons at the Victorian Junior Road Championships in Glenrowan over the weekend.
Eddie Worrall, Ruben De Silva-Smith and Cadel Howie were unable to claim medals at the championships but were able to record high-placed finishes in the road race and time trial.
Howie was 28 seconds off a medal in the junior male-15 35-kilometre road race and 49 seconds off the winner in fifth place.
He backed up with another top-10 finish in the 10km time trial where he finished seventh - 59.4 seconds behind the winner.
Worrall scored a pair of eighth-place finishes in the junior male-17 65km road race and 15km time trial.
In a close road race finish, the teenager was just three seconds away from the medals while in the time trial he was a minute adrift of first place.
De Silva-Smith was 12th in the road race - 26 seconds behind the medals in the same race.
In the time trial he powered through to the finish to just miss a top-five spot by five seconds. His final time would see him 40 seconds behind the winner.
Their results come a week after the finish of the five-stage Victorian Junior Road Series.
Howie was the highest placed of the three in their age groups. The emerging star finished 66 points behind third place in his first year in the junior men-15's A grade.
Worrall finished his season in the junior men-17 in eighth spot in the standings. De Silva-Smith final placing after the last stage of the series was 25th.
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