Luke Cridland has denied Scott Law of a hometown victory, the St George cyclist taking out Sunday's Wollongong Criterium.
After a series of attacks and counterattacks from numerous riders, Cridland made the decisive break with three laps remaining, the cyclist pulling away from his rivals to claim the victory.
Wollongong product Law was second, with Manly Warringah's Phil Lucas third.
With Sunday's race the final event of the Cycling NSW Criterium Series, Cridland celebrated a double victory at Flagstaff Hill.
Sitting fifth in the standings heading into the event, Cridland claimed the overall series crown after a number of other results fell in his favour.
With so much hinging on Sunday's race, Cridland said the pace was on from the opening lap.
"There was a lot of marking going on and a lot of cat and mouse games to see who had the legs," Cridland said.
"I was lucky with the way the points were in this series, I had to wait a while and make sure I was in the right spot in the last couple of laps and it worked perfectly."
With Cridland claiming the race win at a windy Flagstaff Hill, Law was left to claim the silver medal on his home course.
A professional cyclist contracted to St George Continental Cycling Team, Law has achieved considerable success both on the road and in the velodrome throughout his career.
An Australian representative, the 28-year-old competed at the 2015 UCI Track Cycling World Championships.
Having had a challenging year, Law was thrilled to finish in second position.
"It's brilliant racing at home," Law said. "You can't get much better than this really, the lighthouse, beach views, it's always good to throw a number on and race around here.
"I knew Luke would be one to watch all race and when he went towards the end, I didn't know whether to go or not. When we saw two laps to go, it was all or nothing at that point.
"I'm thrilled with second, I've had a pretty tough year with illness, so to be able to get a result like this is pretty amazing and a step in the right direction."
While the men's race was filled with numerous attacks and brave solo efforts, the women's event was more of a measured affair, with the race coming down to a bunch sprint.
Ultimately Lucie Fityus prevailed and the Newcastle resident was thrilled to edge rivals Emma Roberts and Alice Wilson, who were second and third respectively.
"It was really good to get the win," Fityus said. "It's something I've been aiming for in this series."
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