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Nikias Arndt wins thrilling Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race

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Nikias Arndt (Sunweb) claimed the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race victory after denying Cameron Meyer right on the line.

Meyer looked set to take the win after blasting away from a small leading group with just 800m to go in Geelong. But his attack failed by just a couple of metres as Arndt put down the power to reel Meyer in and just get his wheel in front at the finish.

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.”

Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race 2017 results:

1Nikias Arndt (Sunweb)

4:19:15

2Simon Gerrans (Orica-Scott)

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3Cameron Meyer (Australia)

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4Jhonatan Restrepo (Katusha-Alpecin)

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5Luke Rowe (Team Sky)

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6Petr Vakoc (Quick-Step Floors)

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7Nathan Haas (Dimension Data)

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8Gianluca Brambilla (Quick-Step Floors)

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9Jay Mccarthy (Bora-hansgrohe)

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10Paul Martens (LottoNl-Jumbo)

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