Once again strong performance of Jhonatan Restrepo (Colombia) from Team KATUSHA ALPECIN. In the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race he missed close the podium with a 4th place and was again the young best rider. Sven Erik Bystrøm (Norway) rounded off with the 13th place a strong team result. German sprinter Nikias Arndt (Team Sunweb) was the first in the new World Tour race across ther bayside Geelong (Australia), dashing to the fore from a group more than 20 riders.
"Was an incredible tough race today. Our team was always in good position and on the attack during the race. I have to say a huge thank you to my team mates, we worked really strong together. 20k before the finish I tried to go away and again a the final sprint I tried my best. But the other guys were also very strong. I am really proud of my team, " Jhonatan Restrepo's first comment after his 4th place in the race.
Photo credit: Tim de Waele