Tour Down Under 2018 | Stage 5 Report

Stage 5 was set to be the day that decided the winner of the leader’s ochre jersey, with 2 ascents of the iconic Willunga Hill in the final 20km.

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With a temperature drop of around 15ºC in the space of 24 hours,, conditions were much more comfortable for the riders as they left McLaren Vale, and there were several riders who were up for the day’s early breakaway. After a neutral zone of just 500m, 7 riders launched off the front.

The 7 rider break, which included king of the mountains Nicholas Dlamini and Thomas de Gendt, reached the first ascent of Willunga Hill ahead of the peloton, with Dlamini taking further points to secure the polka-dot jersey.

However, it was all back together by the second time round. Peter Sagan fought well but was dropped with around 1.5km to go, by which time Richie Porte launched his trademark attack. Would it be enough to take the stage win and defend his Tour Down Under title?

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