Luke Rowe battled to fifth place as the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race came down to a thrilling finish.
It's quite frustrating. I think I pretty much rode the perfect race and was in the right place at the right time.
On an undulating circuit around Geelong Team Sky launched a barrage of attacks. Ian Stannard and Danny van Poppel looked to soften up the peloton early, before accelerations from Sebastian Henao and Kenny Elissonde on the final two ascents of the Challambra climb.
1. Nikias Arndt (Team Sunweb) 4:19:15
2. Simon Gerrans (Orica-Scott) s.t.
3. Cameron Meyer (Australia)
4. Jhonatan Restrepo (Katusha-Alpecin)
5. Luke Rowe (Team Sky)