He is Bling by name, and soon enough Michael Matthews could be bling by nature.
Matthews is part of a Canberra trio in the hunt for their respective categories at Cycling Australia's Cyclist of the Year awards to be held in Brisbane on December 16.
Matthews has been nominated for the men's elite road gong alongside Caleb Ewan and Rohan Dennis, while Hosking is vying for the women's elite road title with Lucy Kennedy and Amanda Spratt.
Rebecca McConnell is in the mix to claim the female elite mountain biking award in a two-horse race alongside Tracey Hannah.
The presentation of the Sir Hubert 'Oppy' Opperman Medal & Trophy will close proceedings, with nominees revealed during the evening after the category awards have been announced.