Scott Sunderland turned up in Glasgow with all his eggs in one basket.
Having made the far from straightforward switch from the sprinting world to the endurance game lately, the men's 1000 metres time trial is unlikely to be on his schedule too often in the future.
If that is the case, though, he has sure gone out with a bang.
The 26-year-old West Australian claimed a third Commonwealth Games gold medal of his career, defending the time trial title he won four years ago in Delhi when he was also part of the successful team sprint line-up.
It was Sunderland's only event at the Sir Chris Hoy velodrome and he made it count.
"I've recently changed (from sprint) to endurance so I knew I was always going to be a bit slow coming off the start line," he said.
"But with all the training I've been doing with Tim Decker as my coach it's more distance based and that last lap of speed I had no idea where I stood but I had really good strength and was able to finish it off.
"It took me at least one lap to come around to see where I stood, I finished and was pretty dizzy in that last lap so I quickly looked at the scoreboards at either end and by the time I looked at the front one I couldn't really make out where I stood.
"I still had to double take on what the time was because it was pretty fast and I was hoping it would be around that time.
"Tim and I in the short period we've been together we've just clicked. There was a lot of umming and ahhing whether I should change from sprint to endurance and to pull it off in that short time and still be able to reclaim the crown from Delhi is amazing and it's good signs of what's to come later on."
Having broken the great Hoy's Commonwealth Games record in Delhi he was challenged on Saturday night to better it when New Zealand's Matthew Archibald went under the mark with a time of 1.01.162.
Sunderland responded emphatically, churning out victory in 1.00.675 to get his nose ahead of another Kiwi, Simon van Velthooven (1.01.060) who was riding opposite him in the last pairing, leaving Archibald to settle for bronze.
"I came here and only rode one event and being reigning champ and record holder to come back and do it again is great," he said.
Earlier, the Australian duo of Kieran Modra and Jason Niblett were edged out for the second evening running by Scotland's Neil Fachie and Craig MacLean, picking up another silver in the men's para sport sprint B tandem.
Five-time Paralympic gold medallist Modra and pilot Niblett, a gold medallist in the men's team pursuit in Delhi, were denied victory by the Scots in Friday's time trial by less than two-tenths of a second and the sprint went down to the wire as well.
The Australians took the first of three races, but Fachie and MacLean steamed back to win 2-1 for their second gold here.
"I don't think we'd have made it out alive if we had won," Niblett said.
"Both of us can walk away with our heads held high. We broke a Commonwealth record this morning and that was the icing on the cake. The second heat took a lot out of us today."
Para-tandem riding is making its Commonwealth Games debut in Glasgow but is not on the schedule for the 2016 Olympics or Paralympics.
"It's a shame that the event's not on at Rio. It seems a lot of riders are retiring from single bikes and going to tandem so it could have made a great spectacle," Niblett said.
Australia's Paul Kennedy and Thomas Clarke won bronze in the para tandem sprint.
Meanwhile, Jack Bobridge, who has already won two gold medals in Glasgow, was the best placed Australian in the men's 40km points race in sixth position.