Brenton Jones was looking prepared at the teams presentation just before the start.

The Orica Greenedge guys looked focused.

Michael Rice grits his teeth as he closes in on the finish line.

Paul Van der Ploeg takes an early lead in the short prologue.

Jacob Kauffman revealed in the afternoon sunshine.

Brenton Jones took the lead after his blistering ride.

The evening race is a hit with the Melbourne city folk.

Jones remained in the hot seat for a while.

Only to be beaten by Caleb Ewan.

Caleb Ewan

Massimo Graziato got the prize for the best pain face.

Will Clarke then came along and took the lead!

Game, set, match.

Clarke acknowledges his win to the crowd.

Will Clarke took the win with team mate Breton Jones finishing in 3rd place.

Caleb Ewan had to settle for 2nd place on the day.

Will Clarke dons the leaders jersey.

Evening light falls on Clarke's face as the day comes to a close.

A story of a prologue