Mitchell Webber, George Atkins and Alex Richardson became men of the Ras as James Gullen clinched overall victory for JLT Condor.
The BIKE Channel Canyon trio earned the honour – bestowed on those cyclists who complete the famous Irish battle – in Skerries earlier this afternoon.
They were joined by team-mate Dexter Gardias, who chalked up two top-10 finishes this year after becoming a man of the Ras while riding for Pedal Heaven last term.
Meanwhile Max Stedman, the fifth member of the squad, had to pull out of his debut appearance after he was struck down with a virus following stage four.
The eighth and final stage was won by An Post Chain Reaction rider Przemyslaw Kasperkiewicz, who had shortly beforehand confirmed his king of the mountains crown.
The 23-year-old Pole won the sprint from a group of five attackers, with Cycling Australia’s Samuel Jenner finishing second and Jerome Mainard, of Armee de Terre, rounding out the podium places.
Webber finished 21st, arriving 25 seconds later with the yellow jersey group of race winner Gullen. Meanwhile, Gardias, Atkins and Richardson were in the peloton, which crossed the line 10 minutes adrift.
Gardias was BIKE Channel Canyon‘s best-placed rider in the general classification, coming 29th at 23.10. Webber was 14th in the young rider standings and 43rd overall at 37.15, with Atkins and Richardson finishing 68th (55.33) and 104th (1.19.15) respectively.
A quartet had kicked things off earlier on the final stage from Ardee to Skerries, with Delta Cycling Rotterdam at the forefront of the move with Dennis Bakker and Mitchell Mulhern.
Joe Evans, of Madison Genesis, and Neon Velo’s Jeremy Durrin were also involved before a large group of chasers bridged the gap. That bunch swelled the lead group to 20, with Tom Moses, of JLT, and Team Wiggins rider Joey Walker among them.
Walker’s team-mate Andrew Tennant, Neon Velo’s Will Bjergfelt and Irishman Jake Gray set off in pursuit and trailed by a minute after 50km. Meanwhile, race leader Gullen and the rest of the peloton were a further 30 seconds adrift.
Cycling Australia then took up the chase, quickly absorbing the trio of chasers before cutting the lead group’s advantage to just 30 seconds ahead of the second category Bellewstown climb.
The race quickly began to break up as the road pointed skywards, with An Post Chain Reaction’s Sean McKenna taking the first KOM. Aussie Michael Storer, who won stage four, jumped across before hitting the summit first at Harbourstown.
And with plenty of movement at the front of the race, McKenna crested the third climb at Ringfort View ahead of Mercedes-Benz Giant rider Aureliusz Klus and Storer.
A group of 22 riders were clear as the race embarked on three laps of the finishing circuit at Skerries, with Storer, Cameron Meyer and stage three winner Matthew Teggart among those who had linked up with the remnants of the original break.
McKenna went on to take the first ascent of the category three Black Hills, ahead of Storer, before the break was swept up by a charging main group.
Kasperkiewicz crested the climb first on the penultimate lap to confirm his victory in the mountains classification before kicking on with closest rival Storer, Jenner, Mainard and Mark Dowling, from Strata3 VeloRevolution.
Storer led on the final charge over the top of the Black Hills climb, at which point the five leaders had an advantage of 30 seconds and less than 10km to race. And they held off the peloton, with Kasperkiewicz capping a fine day with stage glory.
Click here for the full results of stage eight and the overall classification. And click here to view our gallery of pictures from the final stage of the Ras.