New Zealand's team, featuring Southlander Laura Fairweather, has picked up a silver medal on the first day of competition at the para-cycling road World Cup in Italy.
The tandem pair of Emma Foy and Laura Fairweather (sighted pilot) finished second in the 30km time trial, only 24 seconds behind British duo of Laura Turnham and Corinne Hall's winning 40 minutes 19.43 seconds.
New Zealand head coach Brendon Cameron said the effort was a standout result.
"This result was outstanding considering a number of challenges the team faced getting to Italy, including a total travel time of 47 hours and their bike being delayed and only arriving the day before the race," he said.
London Paralympian Fiona Southorn placed fourth in the 15km time trial.