ALBURY cyclist Rhys Pollock has claimed the 2010 Melbourne to Warrnambool Cycling Classic.
The 30-year-old outsprinted Horsham's Mark O'Brien - who recovered from a punctured rear tyre near Allansford - to add his name to the coveted honour roll.
Pollock clocked in at seven hours, 49 minutes and 40 seconds - a relatively slow time due to the tough conditions.
He was naturally thrilled after the 262-kilometre race.
"It's the best win of my life," he said.
"You always dream of this race and coming down that straight and winning."
Tasmanian Thomas Robinson finished third.
Full coverage in Monday's edition of The Standard .
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