Kenny Elissonde recorded his first podium finish for Team Sky after finishing third following a brave breakaway on stage one of the Herald Sun Tour.
I was given a license to go out and maybe get the win but I was a bit off the pace off the end
We've got some hard days coming up so we'll shake it up and see what happens. It's not over yet.
1. Damien Howson (Orica-Scott) 4:33:54
2. Jai Hindley (Australia national team) +32
3. Kenny Elissonde (Team Sky) +47
4. Michael Storer (Australia national team) + 1”03
5. Esteban Chaves (Orica-Scott) 1”10
6. Chris Froome (Team Sky) 1”11