Richie Porte (Trek-Segafredo) stormed away on the final climb to take victory by five seconds from Team Sunweb’s Robert Power and Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott). The addition of a ten second win bonus gives the Tasmanian a six second lead over defending champion Daryl Impey with two stages to come.
Stage 3: Unley to Paracombe, 131km
It wouldn’t be a Tour Down Under without Mr Porte taking off on one his raids. With Trek-Segafredo controlling the race and his young Spanish teammate Juan Pedro Lopez riding himself to a standstill at the foot of the final climb, there was nothing to stop Richie from adding to his TDU victory tally.
López did a fantastic job. I felt good at the bottom of the climb and got a bit of a gap there. It was a shame it was such a headwind in the finale as I think we could have done some real damage.
Blimey, imagine the time gain if the wind had been favourable! Let’s not forget we still have favoured climbing territory of Willunga still to come.
While we’re in the mood to celebrate Trek-Segafredo, we also love this initiative from Koen and Mads. [look at those rainbow stripes *heart emoji* – Midge]
Support from the peloton
Love even more that they changed their donation pattern a little in order to raise more money.
This is why – it’s terrible to see the devastation wrought…
Podium and Jerseys
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