Race Report: Richie Porte conquers Willunga Hill, Daryl Impey leads GC
Jan 20 2018 12:37 pm CET

Race Report: Richie Porte conquers Willunga Hill, Daryl Impey leads GC
Race Report: Richie Porte conquers Willunga Hill, Daryl Impey leads GC
Tour Down Under

BMC's Richie Porte has won the Queen Stage of the Tour Down Under for the fifth time in a row. Mitchelton-Scott's Daryl Impey put on the leader's jersey at the end of the day.

The 151.5-kilometre stage started with an escape of ten that included Nuno Bico (Movistar), Nicolas Dlamini (Dimension Data), Fumiyuki Beppu (Trek-Segafredo), Mads Schmidt (Katusha-Alpecin), Thomas De Gendt (Lotto-Soudal), Zak Dempster and Scott Bowden (UniSA-Australia). The breakaway was caught just before the last ascent of Willunga Hill.

Porte launched an attack at 1.5 kilometres from the finish line and only Bora-hansgrohe's Jay McCarthy could stay at his wheel. In the last meters, the rider of BMC made a new acceleration and went on to claim the victory on his own.

Impey and Tom-Jelte Slagter (Dimension Data) crossed the finish line at 8 and 10 seconds respectively from Porte, which put them in the first and third position of the General Classification ahead of the last stage.




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