All hail the King of Willunga! Richie Porte makes it four consecutive victories on the queen stage.
Stage 5: McLaren Vale to Willunga Hill, 151.5km
Lean and mean Richie Porte (BMC) was not to be denied today. The Tasmanian leapt away from the favourite’s group with roughly 2km to go and no one could match his power. Dropped at the beginning of the climb, Nathan Haas (Dimension Data) dug deep and timed his effort beautifully to snatch a brilliant second from Orica-Scotts Esteban Chaves – a ride that takes him to third step on GC behind the diminutive Colombian.
Last man standing from yesterday’s break, Jack Bauer (Quick Step Floors) repeated the feat today and pulled hard for his team with the last of his energy. He’ll be wearing the red numbers for most combative rider around the streets of Adelaide tomorrow.
If Richie is the King of Willunga, we reckon this young guy is the Crown Prince…
It’s always a party on Willunga. Here’s Jeremy Maison (FDJ) and Adam Hansen (Lotto-Soudal) soaking up the vibe…
#youngdudes update here
Full report at Cycling News.
Header image: Richie Porte through the crowd ©Tim De WaeleKT/Tim De Waele/Corbis via Getty Images