Ryan, whose investment in the sport began two decades ago, has poured millions of dollars in funding towards helping Australians match it with the best in the world.
Speaking to Cyclingnews, Ryan's passion was hard to hide.
"To come in hoping that we would get a stage, possibly that we would get a bit of luck too… And then the yellow jersey – it's been a special couple of days," he smiled.
It was recently announced during the Giro d'Italia that Ryan would continue to bankroll Orica GreenEdge until 2016.
Watch more of Gerry Ryan's reaction to Orica GreenEdge's success in the video below.