Milan-San Remo winner Gerrans claimed the title after 183.6km ahead of former Tour de France champion Evans of BMC after powering to the line – in third was Paris-Nice winner Richie Porte, an integral member of the last two Sky Racing teams to win Le Tour with Brad Wiggins and Chris Froome. 

Aussie cycling isn’t going too bad at all! 

The 33-year-old winner wore yellow for a time at last year’s Tour de France, a huge achievement for the newish Aussie team, and is the only of his countrymen to have won a stage in all three of the world’s grand tours. 

”When you look at the depth of the field and you look at these two guys standing by my side, this could be any race, anywhere around the world,” he said. ”It really shows the strength of Australian cycling.”

GreenEDGE team director Matt White said “it’s a dream podium”.