Talk about making a lasting first impression. Canberra's Chloe Hosking made the perfect start for her new Rally UHC team.
She sprinted to victory in the opening stage of the Tour Down Under in the Adelaide Hills on Thursday.
Hosking positioned herself perfectly approaching the final turn and rode over the top of Trek-Segafredo's Lotta Hentalla, with Matilda Raynolds (Specialized Women's Racing) third.
The win also gave Hosking the overall lead by four seconds heading into Friday's second stage, which starts in Murray Bridge and winds its way to Birdwood.
Hentalla was second overall, with Sunweb's Leah Kirchmann a further two seconds back in third.
Fellow Canberran Gracie Elvin was fourth on the stage and fifth overall.
Hosking's had a brilliant start to 2020 - winning two stages and the overall title at the Bay Crits in Geelong, and then winning the Australian criterium championship in Ballarat.
Now she's made the perfect start to her time with Rally, having only joined them in the off-season.
It also extended her run of stage wins at the TDU into a fourth year, having saluted in each edition since 2017.
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"It feels great and I'm trading one orange jersey for another now," Hosking told Channel Seven.
"I'm super stoked. It means a lot that the team's come over here to support me and the girls were incredible today.
"I'm really pleased I can already give them back a UCI win and a great start to the year for Rally Cycling."
Hosking has joined Rally on a one-year deal after spending the past three seasons with Ale-Cipollini.
While she raced at the Australian national championships in her new Rally colours, the TDU is her first race with her new teammates.
It was their job to help set up her sprint and the 29-year-old was over the moon with their efforts.
She repaid them in spades, giving the team their first win of the new UCI season.
Hosking said they'd targeted the opening stage from the start.
She'll be backing herself in the fourth-and-final stage on Sunday, which will also be a group finish.
Australian cycling legend Robbie McEwen has backed Hosking as a smoky for the overall win.
"We were committed to the sprint for me and I just asked the girls to keep me out of trouble leading into the last 15 kilometres, [and] get me into this quite technical section with 1.5km to go at the front," Hosking said.
"I knew I was going to use them early so that I just jumped trains and that's exactly what I did.
"We really executed the plan today and I'm really proud of the girls."
The second stage has more climbing in it than the first.
While it's not Hosking's forte, she showed she can get herself up and down climbs with her fifth in the national road race on Sunday.
But she wasn't looking that far ahead.
"I take it day by day," Hosking said.
"Let me savour my victory."