Two Canberra cyclists have won gongs at the AusCycling awards on Wednesday.
Rebecca McConnell claimed the female mountain biker of the year after winning both Oceania and National cross country crowns, along with bronze at the world championships in Austria.
Nathan Hart was named male track cyclist of the year in a three-way tie with Matt Richardson and Tom Cornish, after the trio won the bronze medal of the team sprint at last year's world championships in Germany - Australia's best result in the event in eight years.
Tour de France star Richie Porte won the top gong, the Sir Hubert "Oppy" Opperman Medal, for becoming just the second Australian to finish on the podium at the Tour.
Cadel Evans' victory in the world's most famous race in 2011 was the only other time an Aussie achieved the feat.
"For me, this is a massive privilege and an honour to get this award finally," Porte said from his home in Tasmania.
"It has been something I have always wanted to do, so to take it out finally, it is of great satisfaction.
"When you look at the future of Australian cycling, there are so many good riders coming through.
"So, to have my name up there now alongside cyclists like Cadel Evans, Rohan Dennis, Mat Hayman and Caroline Buchanan, it is an absolute privilege and honour, so thank you to everybody."