Nikias Arndt wins Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race, as Luke Rowe battles for fifth

Attacks come thick and fast in Australian race, as German Nikias Arndt leads home a group containing Brit Luke Rowe

Nikias Arndt wins the 2017 Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race.

(Image credit: Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

German Nikias Arndt claimed Team Sunweb's first victory of the 2017 season in Australia, winning the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race on Sunday.

Arndt took the victory at the head of a 23-man group. One of the big pre-race favourites, Simon Gerrans (Orica-Scott), came in for second with Cameron Meyer (KordaMentha Real Estate-Australia) completing the podium in third.

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