Matt Holmes rode to solo victory taking the final stage and with it the general classification at the Manx international.
Holmes had found himself alone and in the lead in the final five kilometres after a selective fourth and final stage.
Holmes had started the day with a slender one-second advantage, having finished 10th in the opening criterium on day one and then winning the second stage and overall lead on the hillclimb.
From that moment, Holmes would be protected by his teammates – first in the kermesse and again in the road race.
Selflessly setting up the perfect situation, Holmes’ seven-strong squad rode on the front for 100-miles of the concluding day, bringing back multiple attacks.
As his rivals attacked Holmes followed, creating a four-rider group at the head of the race.
Almost by accident Holmes slipped free and having been given the invitation so close to the finish, pressed home his advantage to win his first ever national-level event.