Garmin-Cervélo’s Jack Bobridge stormed his way to the green and gold of the Australia national champion jersey, winning the biggest race of his young career from a whittled-down break on a daring solo move.
“Anyone would say they would love to be the Australian open road champion, so to get one is absolutely fantastic, I am over the moon,” said Bobridge.
“You can come here saying you want to do well but to actually do it is another story, it’s just fantastic.”
“Just to be able to wear the [Australian] colours this year in the pro peloton is fantastic and it’s great to keep it in the team once again after Travis held it for the team last year,” said Bobridge of teammate Travis Meyer.
“After yesterday’s success from the women, the boys were also on a mission to retain the jersey,” said Garmin-Cervélo competition director Matt White.
“The team were all over it and Jack left his seven breakaway companions 30km to go an win solo. We had three other boys marking everything that moved and that squashed all attempts to reel in Jack. Four guys in the top 10!”
Commenting on the success of the women’s team, White said, “Great ride by all! Nice way to start the year. Two wins from two starts.”