Miles Scotson (BMC) won the Australian national road championships after a late attack saw him arrive at the line just ahead of Simon Gerrans (Orica-Scott) while Nathan Haas ensured Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka started the season on the podium, by claiming 3rd place. Once again the Australian national road championships was a hotly contested affair, in scorching conditions around the 10km Buninyong circuit. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka had Nathan Haas, Lachlan Morton and Ben O’Connor take the start with Haas being the protected rider, Morton the wild card and O’Connor took on a supporting role. The African team trio put in a near.