“I’ve been second a couple of times in the past but this is my first GC win and I'm really, really happy with it.
“The team rode so well yesterday, setting such a high tempo on the front that guys were going out the back all day. We were down to just 25 at the finish - it was incredible and I’m really proud of what we did.
“In today's final stage there was a dangerous guy up the road in the break at just one minute back on the GC but we managed to bring it all back together.
[Looking ahead to the Tour de France and Olympics Road Race] “I’m training really well. I wanted to be in my best form and definitely am so I’m looking forward to France now and hopefully Team Sky getting the green and yellow jerseys.
“It's pretty much about relaxing now and really looking after myself these next two weeks. You’ve got to start the Tour de France as fresh as possible - especially so this year with the Olympics so soon after."