“I am very chuffed,” Moller told In the Bunch today. “It was one of the bigger results for the team.
“It has been coming along for both the team and me. I do not think I could have asked for a better team effort to have set me up [for victory] today.”
Moller said the racing got under way almost from the outset. “The start was cold, which was expected in the conditions here this time of the year, so the racing was pretty active early on.
“A good couple of attacks occurred, but on the pan-flat route nothing really stuck.”
However a break of about six riders got away approximately halfway into the race.
“Two of my teammates made a decent move to get into the break, created by one of the Vander Group riders when he moved across.
“The rest of the bunch just kept it easy, enough to keep the break at a decent distance.
“Nearing the finish one of my teammates began bringing the break back because it was starting to look dangerous.
“They then set me up for the sprint in an awesome lead-out and I played it off perfectly to take the honours of the top step.”
The flat route was ideal, Moller said. “It suited me to a tee. I come from Kimberley where it is very flat, so I loved the route.”
He said remaining composed was essential. “It was a bit challenging keeping a cool head in some of the situations.
“The Vander Group guys gave us a good run for our money, but I am really chuffed about the teamwork displayed on the day,” Moller said. Vander Group’s Tristan Cuthbert finished second, close behind Moller.