Ian Stannard ensured Team Sky finished the Herald Sun Tour on a high with a rousing final stage victory.
We've come here and we wanted to have some fun and some good racing. That's what it's been about and it's worked well for us.
Froome was quick to pay tribute to his team-mate Stannard, as well as the Australian public who have come in their droves to support the race.
In only his second stage race with the team the Frenchman told TeamSky.com that he's enjoying life so far as a Sky rider, and content with third place in Australia.
"It's nice, especially for me to learn how to race with the team. For sure we wanted to win the GC here, not necessarily with me but with Chris Froome. But I think I was able to show with third place the improvements I've made in the last few months riding with the team.
"It's great to have a leader like Chris who allowed me to do this, and I really have the desire to repay him at the big races he's targeting.
"I really feel happy in the team. One month on the road helps you to get to know everyone. I can't wait to go to the next race and I know I still have a lot of improvements to make ahead of the European racing."