Result – Cadel Evans Mens Road Race

Nikias Aarndt wins the Cadel Evans Men’s Road Race, Welshman Luke Rowe is 5th, Conor Dunne King of the Mountains

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Result – Cadel Evans Mens Road Race

Team Press Release

After 174km and an extremely exciting finale it was Nikias Arndt who was the fastest to take the first victory of the team Sunweb’s road season.

Team Sunweb were back for a final day of Australian racing today at the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race, the first Australian one-day race to be added to the WorldTour calendar. The elite men completed a 174km course alongside some of Victoria’s most spectacular scenery and spectactors were treated to on board GoPro footage along with with live rider data from the races partner, Velon CC. The race both started and finished in Geelong and with a challenging route, riders could expect almost every race condition. The circuit through Geelong was a similar course to that of the UCI Road World Championships held there in 2010.

Luke Roberts (team coach) “With such a difficult final lap we had to have two cards to play as we didn’t know how the race would eventuate. We had Wilco there to cover the moves on the climbs on the final lap. We also had Nikias there in case there was a slightly bigger group that came to the finish. In the end our plan with Nikias came through and he proved to have the fastest legs. It’s a great result for Nikias and the team,”

Race winner Nikias Arndt said: “Today the team did a truly awesome job, Wilco and I were protected really well up until the final. We had a good plan to cover different scenarios on the difficult final lap. I had to fight really hard to survive the final climbs and the guys made sure I was set up for the sprint. I am really happy to finish off the trip to Australia like this and pleased that I could reward the team with a win after all of their hard work over the past three weeks.”

1. Nikias ARNDT (SUN) 4h19:15
2. Simon GERRANS (ORS) +0
3. Cameron MEYER (AUS) +0
5. Luke ROWE (SKY) +0
6. Petr VAKOČ (QST) +0
7. Nathan HAAS (DDD) +0
8. Gianluca BRAMBILLA (QST) +0
9. Jay MCCARTHY (BOH) +0
10. Paul MARTENS (TLJ) +0
21. Richie PORTE (BMC) +0
22. Sergio Luis HENAO MONTOYA (SKY) +0
24. Jack BAUER (QST) +18
29. James SHAW (LTS) +37
49. Chris FROOME (SKY) +43
74. Sam BENNETT (BOH) +5:49
75. Thomas DE GENDT (LTS) +5:49
87. Conor DUNNE (ABS) +7:02

Intermediate Sprints
1. Alexander PORTER (AUS) 3pt
2. Conor DUNNE (ABS) 2pt
3. Ángel VICIOSO ARCOS (KAT) 1pt

King of the Mountain
1. Conor DUNNE (ABS) 6pt
2. Michael WOODS (CDT) 5pt
3. Sebastian HENAO GOMEZ (SKY) 2pt

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