Team CSC Saxo Bank went one-two in the final classification of the Herald Sun Tour which ended with a 66km kilometer stage on the streets of Melbourne, Australia, on Saturday. First place went to Stuart O'Grady while Lars Back finished second. Toyota - United's Benjamin Day finished third.
Barloworld's Daryl Impey managed to stay half a minute clear of the peloton and took the final stage win by beating Panasonic's Chris Jongeward of their two-man breakaway. Matthew Goss, also of CSC Saxo Bank, maintained his green jersey by winning the mass sprint in the peloton which also gave him third place in the stage.
"It feels bloody fantastic. I didn't want to celebrate anything untll the race was all done," said O'Grady according to www.teamcsc-saxobank.com. "In bike racing anything can happen - that's the beauty of the sport - but in the end we managed to pull it off. I was expecting a little more attacking in the final stage but everyone has had a pretty tough week with fast racing from start to finish in each stage, so when the boys hit the front of the peloton they were in control."
O'Grady's win came one year after he returned to action following a serious crash at the 2007 Tour de France.
"I came back last year [his first race back after the crash - ed.] and I was shocked with how good the race was run. I convinced the team to join the race this year and I'm sure all the boys here are happy to have been in this race," said O'Grady.
See Cyclingnews' full coverage of the Herald Sun Tour.