Owain Doull narrowly missed out on a top-10 finish as the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race produced a thrilling finale.
Chris Lawless just missed the split following the final climb, eventually finishing 31st on a sweltering day, which saw temperatures hitting 40 degrees.
He told TeamSky.com: "Salva and Owain were there in the second group and when it came back together at the end Owain was able to have a bit of a sprint to get 12th there.
"It was very very hot conditions out there. All the riders in the race suffered today. The boys just stayed in the peloton but it was a race of attrition. Christian (Knees) just got dropped on the last lap. Chris Lawless did a very good job and he almost got over that last climb. He tried to peg back onto the bunch but just missed them which was a shame, as he would have been our sprinter for the day. It wasn't to be, but a decent enough ride from the boys."