Cameron Scott has missed his shot at the Tokyo Olympics.
After being part of Australia's world championship win in the team pursuit last year, the 22-year-old was one region's leading contenders to compete at the world's largest sporting events.
However the former Wagga cyclist was not among the 15 named by Cycling Australia to head to the 2020 Games in July.
While there are growing concerns over the impact the coronavirus crisis will have will have on the Games, Cycling Australia confirmed their track team on Thursday.
Scott was the fifth rider in the team who claimed gold in the UCI World Track Cycling Championships in Poland last year in world record time, but was one of the four riders who failed to medal in their title defence in Berlin last month.
Australia was forced to settle for fourth after being beaten out for bronze by Italy in what as a disappointing campaign for the entire national cycling program.
Denmark not only broke their record three times on the way to gold but excluding 2018, when they did not race, the fourth place was the first time since 2007 Australia failed to medal in the men's team pursuit at the world championships.
Instead 19-year-old Lucas Plapp was named in the squad alongside Leigh Howard, Kelland O'Brien, Alex Porter and Sam Welsford, who formed the world championship-winning team last year.