Victorian slips away for Aussie Nationals win

After attacking the field with three laps to go in Sunday's Australian Open Road Championships, Matt Lloyd (Silence-Lotto) slipped into the remnants of an early break then got away by himself for a well deserved victory; 49 seconds ahead of Thursday's time trial winner Adam Hansen (High Road) and Rory Sutherland (Healthnet Maxxis).

Lloyd noted that the race favourites were watching each other and not him. "When I actually made the move, there would be some hesitation [to follow me]. With that in mind I was fortunate enough to get away; and I knew that I could maintain the same speed, because I have done this course that many times."

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