Luke Blapp and Jeyko-Alula won it all. Having already won the Australian Championships time trial on Thursday, the 23-year-old rider won Sunday's road event for the third year in a row. The matter was settled 100km from the Buninyong circuit when Jayco's winter recruit (from Ineos-Grenadiers) parted ways with his team-mate Chris Harper.
The two men arrived six minutes ahead of their first follower, another member of their group: Kelland O'Brien. The winner's name was apparently already decided locally as Harbor did not even compete in the sprint.
“The Australians are back, GreenEDGE (A company owned by Jayco-Alula Team and Liv-Alula-Jayco Women's Organization) He came back! said Plop. It was incredible on this course, I think we had everything under control from the start. Harper and I had so much fun and I can't thank him enough. » Caleb Ewan, with the Australian team this winter, dropped the race.
For the women, GreenEDGE won the race with Ruby Roseman-Cannon and teammate Alex Manley in 3rd place on the podium.
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