FORMER Wimmera cyclist Shane Miller enjoyed dual successes at the 2014 Masters Road National Championships last week.
Miller won the men's category two time trial on Thursday at Burrumbeet his sixth consecutive masters road nationals individual time-trial victory and followed up with victory in the men's category two criterium at Ballarat's Victoria Park on Friday.
He fell just short of a winning a trifecta finishing runner-up in the men's category two road race on Saturday at Buninyong.
The men's category two section is for riders aged 35 to 39.
Miller said a lot of work had contributed to his success.
"We went to Ballarat probably four or five times before the nationals. Every day you're working on something towards that event," he said. "It has been pretty much a full-time, three-month lead-up.
"It's all-consuming. We take it very seriously."
Miller's success across the field saw him secure the champion of champions jersey for the four-day event.
Adding to the Wimmera product's success was a victory for his wife, Veronica Micich, in the women's category one time trial on Thursday.
Miller proposed to Micich while competing in the Horsham Triathlon in 2012.
"She's been tapping away at the sport for a few years now, so for her to cross the line and win a national title was probably more emotional for me than her," he said.
Miller left the country yesterday to compete in the Tour of Fiji with best friend Stephen Lane.
"It was a bit of incentive to get through the weekend," he said.