Diego Rosa put in a superb ride in the final stage time trial to clinch overall victory at Settimana Coppi e Bartali.
After the race Rosa described the feeling of victory, and was full of praise for the team effort. He told TeamSky.com: "The team believed in me and I really focused on the race. It is so nice when you can come back with a result.
"I know I am not a specialist but I worked hard this winter on the TT bike and today it went perfect. It wasn't a normal TT as there was a really hard climb in the final. So it wasn't really for the pure TT guys, which was lucky for me.
"It's been an unbelievable race from the team, especially because it's a young group. Everybody believed that I could do a good GC and I really did not want to let anyone down. I did not want to let the jersey go. On the queen stage the guys were at the front pulling full gas to split the bunch, and yesterday in the wind it was the same. After all the work Lawless could still win the stage too which was unbelievable."
On finally taking his first win for Team Sky, he added: "I waited a long time for this moment. Now we need to come back and do it again! It's nice too because it's early in the season and for the morale it is really good."
"It's been an unbelievable race from the team, especially because it's a young group.
"Ahead of the time trial we knew there were only seven seconds back to Mollema who is a strong guy. But Diego put in a super performance - it's really fantastic for him. But also Pavel too. He won the young rider jersey and fourth overall is really good. Jonathan did a good TT today too.
"It's been a nice week with the guys. Yesterday we got the victory with Chris and his first win as a professional, and also the TTT on Thursday.
"It's a great race for the younger riders. It's a difficult test, with tough climbs, and even on the flat day we've seen a lot of wind. All six guys stayed in the first group yesterday to support Diego. Every day they worked together to the same objective and with a great spirit."
1. Jan Tratnik (CCC Sprandi Polkowice) 19:23
2. Diego Rosa (Team Sky) +27"
3. Victor De La Parte (Movistar) +31"
4. Koen Bouwman (LottoNL-Jumbo) +40"
5. Bauke Mollema (Trek Segafredo) +41"
7. Pavel Sivakov (Team Sky) +45"
1. Diego Rosa (Team Sky) 10:12:36
2. Bauke Mollema (Trek Segafredo) +20"
3. Richard Carapaz (Movistar) +1:02"
4. Pavel Sivakov (Team Sky) +1:44"
5. Koen Bouwman (LottoNL-Jumbo) s.t.