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January 23/16 9:16 am - Tour Down Under: Stage 5, Woods 3rd on stage, 5th in GC


Posted by Editoress on 01/23/16
 

Willunga Hill trifecta for Richie Porte as Simon Gerrans all but guarantees overall victory at the Tour Down Under

Richie Porte (BMC) won his third consecutive Willunga Hill stage, overpowering Sergio Henao (SKY) and Michael Woods (Cannondale Pro Cycling), while race leader Simon Gerrans finished eighth, 17 seconds later.

Robbie McEwan described Stage 5 of the Tour Down Under as “a battle of wills on Willunga Hill.”

The queen stage of South Australia’s festival of cycling started at the winemaking town of McLaren Vale, but unlike the spectators, the riders wouldn’t be sampling the dry red wines the area is famous for producing.  Instead, the riders could look forward to 150kms spanning from the vineyards to the sea, while ‘enjoying’ two 300m ascents straight up Old Willunga Hill in quick succession.

It was Lars Boom (Astana), Nelson Oliveira (Movistar), Pim Ligthart(Lotto-Soudal)  and Reinhardt Janse Van Rensburg (Dimension Data) who escaped, as Orica GreenEDGE settled the following peloton.

Orica GreenEDGE’s Michael Hepburn again set the pace, as they sheltered Gerrans further back in the bunch and the breakaway continued to stretch their advantage. Previous race leader and Orica GreenEDGE sprint sensation was the consummate teammate, taking a long turn on the front for his team leader.

The break was the strongest of the TDU so far, all men worked and their advantage was six minutes with 50km to go. Neither sprint point was contested by the breakaway, the four leaders were happy keep rhythm.

“I’m giving the break a chance,” said Robbie McEwan.

The peloton was nervous with 30km to go, they trailed the break by 4 minutes. Ag2r La Mondiale, Cannondale, SKY, Giant-Alpecin, Trek-Segafredo and Tinkoff all took turns to push the pace hard at the front.

They started the first ascent of Old Willunga Hill two minutes down on the leaders, and Peter Kannaugh (SKY) applied the pressure.  Rensburg attacked the break, and summited the climb first, but was soon caught by the breakaway. BMC pushed the pace hard behind, trying to pressure Orica GreenEDGE.

The break conceded before the final ascent of Old Willunga Hill, led by SKY. Soon the field was in single file as Geraint Thomas inflicted pain on the front. Simon Clarke (Cannondale) and then 19-year old Lucas Hamilton (UniSA) tried attacks, but both were shut down by Daryl Impey’s (Orica GreenEDGE) relentless pace setting.
 
Richie Porte made his annual Willunga Hill move with 1km to go, followed by Woods and Henao as an isolated Gerrans led the peloton behind. Porte tried everything to shake Henao, launching multiple attacks. The Columbian cracked within the final 400 metres, Porte gapped him and pushed for the line. His celebration was muted, the hard effort written all over his face.

“I never expected that one,” said Richie Porte, slumped over his bars.

“The BMC guys were absolutely incredible. It’s always nice to win in Australia. Three in a row, I’m really happy.”

The thick, deafening crowd on the ascent made Porte comment that “it does feel like riding the Tour De France up this climb”.

Porte has clawed himself to second overall, but concedes victory to Gerrans with tomorrow’s stage likely to be a bunch sprint.

“I couldn’t sprint out of sight on a dark night,” said Porte.

Race leader Gerrans looked just as exhausted as Porte.

“Wow that was a tough finish,” said Gerrans. “The calibre of climber in this race made that final ascent extra tough.”

Gerrans showed no sign of complacency ahead of the final stage.

“Hopefully that’s enough. One stage to go, and anything can happen, but I’d rather be ahead than behind,” he said.

Gerrans leads the race by 9 seconds over Porte, and 11 seconds over Henao.

The final Stage 6 of the TDU is 20 laps of a 4.5km street circuit through the centre of Adelaide and around the world famous Adelaide Oval, the home of cricket in Australia. It’s a day for the sprinters, but it’s far from easy with 20 ascents of a steep but short effort on Montefiore Hill to sting their legs.

What were they thinking?
There are 17 teams on the Pro Tour that didn’t sign Daryl Impey. What were they thinking? While Gerrans takes the race victory, the MVP of the Tour Down Under is Impey. He’s set up three victories for his teammates (including the pre-race People’s Choice classic) and was the last man left for Gerrans on the Willunga Hill climb.  Not to mention, cushioning Simon Gerrans as the two men crashed on Stage 2. That’s dedication! The South African deserves a holiday. Might I suggest South Australia? It’s lovely this time of year.

Report by James  Raison

 

Results from stage 5 in Australia

Stage 5: McLaren Vale to Willunga Hill, 151.5 km
1 Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team 3:34:16
2 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Team Sky at 0:06
3 Michael Woods (Can) Cannondale Pro Cycling Team 0:09
4 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - Merida 0:17
5 Rafael Valls Ferri (Esp) Lotto - Soudal
6 Ruben Fernandez (Esp) Movistar Team
7 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Ag2r La Mondiale
8 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica - GreenEDGE
9 Jarlinson Pantano Gomez (Col) IAM Cycling
10 Patrick Bevin (NZl) Cannondale Pro Cycling Team
11 Chris Hamilton (Aus) UniSA-Australia
12 Jesus Herrada Lopez (Esp) Movistar Team all s.t.
13 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Dimension Data 0:23
14 Lucas Hamilton (Aus) UniSA-Australia
15 Jay McCarthy (Aus) Tinkoff
16 Louis Meintjes (RSA) Lampre - Merida all s.t.
17 George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNL - Jumbo 0:34
18 David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Esp) Etixx - Quick Step 0:37
19 Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Esp) Etixx - Quick Step 0:38
20 Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha
21 Steve Morabito (Sui) FDJ
22 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Esp) Astana Pro Team
23 Tiago Machado (Por) Team Katusha all s.t.
24 Julian David Arredondo Moreno (Col) Trek - Segafredo 0:44
25 Simon Clarke (Aus) Cannondale Pro Cycling Team 0:54
26 Petr Vakoc (Cze) Etixx - Quick Step
27 Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ
28 Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team
29 Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Giant - Alpecin
30 José JoaquÌn Rojas Gil (Esp) Movistar Team
31 Lachlan Norris (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling
32 Nathan Earle (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling
33 Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica - GreenEDGE all s.t.
34 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Ag2r La Mondiale 1:01
35 Georg Preidler (AUT) Team Giant - Alpecin 1:05
36 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Trek - Segafredo 1:07
37 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto - Soudal 1:08
38 Pieter Serry (Bel) Etixx - Quick Step 1:13
39 Sergey Lagutin (Rus) Team Katusha
40 Patrick Lane (Aus) UniSA-Australia
41 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Astana Pro Team
42 Jasha S¸tterlin (Ger) Movistar Team
43 Peter Stetina (USA) Trek - Segafredo all s.t.
44 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto - Soudal 1:27
45 David Tanner (Aus) IAM Cycling 1:35
46 Samuel Spokes (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling s.t.
47 Nathan Haas (Aus) Dimension Data 1:48
48 Anthony Giacoppo (Aus) UniSA-Australia
49 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) Ag2r La Mondiale both s.t.
50 Martin Velits (Svk) Etixx - Quick Step 1:57
51 Luka Pibernik (Slo) Lampre - Merida 2:04
52 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky 2:07
53 Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Astana Pro Team
54 Gavin Mannion (USA) Drapac Professional Cycling
55 Adam Phelan (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling all s.t.
56 Rein Taaram‰e (Est) Team Katusha 2:19
57 Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto - Soudal 2:43
58 Tsgabu Gebremaryam Grmay (Eth) Lampre - Merida
59 Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) Ag2r La Mondiale
60 Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ all s.t.
61 Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Team LottoNL - Jumbo 2:49
62 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Trek - Segafredo 3:03
63 Jesse Sergent (NZl) Ag2r La Mondiale
64 Alexey Tsatevich (Rus) Team Katusha both s.t.
65 Michael Albasini (Sui) Orica - GreenEDGE 3:49
66 Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica - GreenEDGE
67 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team 3:53
68 Songezo Jim (RSA) Dimension Data 4:00
69 Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ 4:42
70 Michael Valgren (Den) Tinkoff
71 Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky
72 Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky all s.t.
73 Leigh Howard (Aus) IAM Cycling 4:54
74 Rory Sutherland (Aus) Movistar Team
75 Martijn Keizer (Ned) Team LottoNL - Jumbo
76 Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Giant - Alpecin
77 Carter Jones (USA) Team Giant - Alpecin
78 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Tinkoff all s.t.
79 Jaco Venter (RSA) Dimension Data 5:56
80 Danilo Wyss (Sui) BMC Racing Team
81 Alberto Bettiol (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling Team
82 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - Merida
83 Maxim Belkov (Rus) Team Katusha
84 Federico Zurlo (Ita) Lampre - Merida all s.t.
85 Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky 6:12
86 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Team LottoNL - Jumbo
87 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto - Soudal both s.t.
88 Peter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing Team 7:00
89 Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team
90 Lars Boom (Ned) Astana Pro Team 7:38
91 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto - Soudal
92 Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data
93 Nelson Filipe Santos Simıes Oliveira (Por) Movistar Team
94 Michael Gogl (AUT) Tinkoff all s.t.
95 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica - GreenEDGE 7:52
96 Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 10:14
97 Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
98 Marcel Aregger (Sui) IAM Cycling
99 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Etixx - Quick Step
100 Steele Von Hoff (Aus) UniSA-Australia
101 Patrick Shaw (Aus) UniSA-Australia
102 Bram Tankink (Ned) Team LottoNL - Jumbo all s.t.
103 Christophe Riblon (Fra) Ag2r La Mondiale 10:21
104 Bert-Jan Lindeman (Ned) Team LottoNL - Jumbo 11:36
105 Ruben Zepuntke (Ger) Cannondale Pro Cycling Team s.t.
106 Alexis Gougeard (Fra) Ag2r La Mondiale 11:58
107 Sean Lake (Aus) UniSA-Australia s.t.
108 Gregory Henderson (NZl) Lotto - Soudal 12:16
109 Roger Kluge (Ger) IAM Cycling 17:06
110 Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) IAM Cycling
111 Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ
112 Laurent Pichon (Fra) FDJ
113 Kiel Reijnen (USA) Trek - Segafredo
114 Tyler Farrar (USA) Dimension Data
115 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek - Segafredo
116 Marko Kump (Slo) Lampre - Merida
117 Boy Van Poppel (Ned) Trek - Segafredo
118 Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky
119 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Dimension Data
120 Vladimir Isaychev (Rus) Team Katusha
121 Adam Blythe (GBr) Tinkoff
122 Ivan Rovny (Rus) Tinkoff
123 Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) FDJ
124 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Tinkoff
125 Davide Martinelli (Ita) Etixx - Quick Step
126 Floris Gerts (Ned) BMC Racing Team
127 Cheng Ji (Chn) Team Giant - Alpecin
128 Juan José Lobato Del Valle (Esp) Movistar Team
129 Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Giant - Alpecin
130 Bert De Backer (Bel) Team Giant - Alpecin
131 Graeme Brown (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling
132 Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling Team
133 Caleb Ewan (Aus) Orica - GreenEDGE all s.t.
134 Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica - GreenEDGE 17:38
135 Wouter Wippert (Ned) Cannondale Pro Cycling Team 17:54
DNF Primoz Roglic (Slo) Team LottoNL - Jumbo
 
GC
1 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica - GreenEDGE 17:16:31
2 Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team at 0:09
3 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Team Sky 0:11
4 Jay McCarthy (Aus) Tinkoff 0:20
5 Michael Woods (Can) Cannondale Pro Cycling Team s.t.
6 Ruben Fernandez (Esp) Movistar Team 0:28
7 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
8 Rafael Valls Ferri (Esp) Lotto - Soudal 0:36
9 Steve Morabito (Sui) FDJ 0:49
10 Patrick Bevin (NZl) Cannondale Pro Cycling Team 0:50
11 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - Merida 0:52
12 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Dimension Data 0:56
13 Jesus Herrada Lopez (Esp) Movistar Team 0:58
14 Chris Hamilton (Aus) UniSA-Australia s.t.
15 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Esp) Astana Pro Team 1:02
16 Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team 1:03
17 Louis Meintjes (RSA) Lampre - Merida 1:04
18 Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha 1:11
19 Tiago Machado (Por) Team Katusha s.t.
20 George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNL - Jumbo 1:15
21 Simon Clarke (Aus) Cannondale Pro Cycling Team 1:18
22 David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Esp) Etixx - Quick Step s.t.
23 Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Esp) Etixx - Quick Step 1:19
24 Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ 1:27
25 Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Giant - Alpecin
26 José JoaquÌn Rojas Gil (Esp) Movistar Team
27 Petr Vakoc (Cze) Etixx - Quick Step all s.t.
28 Lachlan Norris (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling 1:35
29 Georg Preidler (AUT) Team Giant - Alpecin 1:38
30 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Trek - Segafredo 1:40
31 Jarlinson Pantano Gomez (Col) IAM Cycling 1:44
32 Pieter Serry (Bel) Etixx - Quick Step 1:46
33 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Astana Pro Team 1:54
34 Peter Stetina (USA) Trek - Segafredo s.t.
35 Nathan Earle (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling 1:56
36 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto - Soudal 2:08
37 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky 2:40
38 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Ag2r La Mondiale 2:41
39 Rein Taaram‰e (Est) Team Katusha 3:00
40 Jasha S¸tterlin (Ger) Movistar Team 3:15
41 Nathan Haas (Aus) Dimension Data 3:20
42 Adam Phelan (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling 3:39
43 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) Ag2r La Mondiale 3:50
44 Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica - GreenEDGE 4:05
45 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team 4:26
46 Martin Velits (Svk) Etixx - Quick Step 4:40
47 Lucas Hamilton (Aus) UniSA-Australia 5:27
48 Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Team LottoNL - Jumbo 5:32
49 Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky 5:44
50 Sergey Lagutin (Rus) Team Katusha 6:09
51 Alexey Tsatevich (Rus) Team Katusha 6:15
52 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto - Soudal 9:04
53 Carter Jones (USA) Team Giant - Alpecin 9:07
54 Patrick Lane (Aus) UniSA-Australia 9:46
55 Tsgabu Gebremaryam Grmay (Eth) Lampre - Merida 10:00
56 Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data 10:45
57 Anthony Giacoppo (Aus) UniSA-Australia 11:00
58 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto - Soudal 11:28
59 Nelson Filipe Santos Simıes Oliveira (Por) Movistar Team 11:35
60 Jaco Venter (RSA) Dimension Data 11:56
61 Luka Pibernik (Slo) Lampre - Merida 11:58
62 Gavin Mannion (USA) Drapac Professional Cycling s.t.
63 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Tinkoff 11:59
64 Samuel Spokes (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling 12:04
65 Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ 12:25
66 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Trek - Segafredo 12:45
67 Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto - Soudal 13:12
68 Danilo Wyss (Sui) BMC Racing Team 13:54
69 David Tanner (Aus) IAM Cycling 14:51
70 Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ 16:04
71 Jesse Sergent (NZl) Ag2r La Mondiale 17:01
72 Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Astana Pro Team 17:13
73 Peter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing Team 17:33
74 Federico Zurlo (Ita) Lampre - Merida 17:43
75 Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky 17:59
76 Alberto Bettiol (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling Team 18:15
77 Rory Sutherland (Aus) Movistar Team 18:29
78 Michael Albasini (Sui) Orica - GreenEDGE 18:46
79 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - Merida 19:31
80 Lars Boom (Ned) Astana Pro Team 20:01
81 Songezo Jim (RSA) Dimension Data 20:06
82 Michael Gogl (AUT) Tinkoff 20:59
83 Patrick Shaw (Aus) UniSA-Australia 21:10
84 Julian David Arredondo Moreno (Col) Trek - Segafredo 21:15
85 Steele Von Hoff (Aus) UniSA-Australia 21:21
86 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica - GreenEDGE 21:37
87 Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica - GreenEDGE 21:47
88 Michael Valgren (Den) Tinkoff 22:02
89 Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 22:04
90 Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Giant - Alpecin 23:10
91 Ruben Zepuntke (Ger) Cannondale Pro Cycling Team 23:20
92 Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky 23:26
93 Leigh Howard (Aus) IAM Cycling 24:18
94 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto - Soudal 24:19
95 Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team 24:53
96 Floris Gerts (Ned) BMC Racing Team 25:09
97 Ivan Rovny (Rus) Tinkoff 25:39
98 Maxim Belkov (Rus) Team Katusha s.t.
99 Boy Van Poppel (Ned) Trek - Segafredo 25:44
100 Bert-Jan Lindeman (Ned) Team LottoNL - Jumbo 25:59
101 Juan José Lobato Del Valle (Esp) Movistar Team 26:16
102 Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 26:20
103 Gregory Henderson (NZl) Lotto - Soudal 26:49
104 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Team LottoNL - Jumbo 27:21
105 Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) Ag2r La Mondiale 28:33
106 Bram Tankink (Ned) Team LottoNL - Jumbo 30:45
107 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Etixx - Quick Step 30:52
108 Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky 31:36
109 Sean Lake (Aus) UniSA-Australia 32:05
110 Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling Team 32:18
111 Laurent Pichon (Fra) FDJ 32:59
112 Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) IAM Cycling 33:12
113 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek - Segafredo 33:42
114 Martijn Keizer (Ned) Team LottoNL - Jumbo 34:05
115 Graeme Brown (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling 34:10
116 Marcel Aregger (Sui) IAM Cycling 35:35
117 Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) FDJ 36:24
118 Adam Blythe (GBr) Tinkoff 36:34
119 Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Giant - Alpecin 36:56
120 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Tinkoff 36:59
121 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Dimension Data 37:30
122 Christophe Riblon (Fra) Ag2r La Mondiale 37:37
123 Davide Martinelli (Ita) Etixx - Quick Step 37:44
124 Kiel Reijnen (USA) Trek - Segafredo 38:45
125 Caleb Ewan (Aus) Orica - GreenEDGE 39:34
126 Alexis Gougeard (Fra) Ag2r La Mondiale 40:15
127 Bert De Backer (Bel) Team Giant - Alpecin 40:31
128 Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ 42:35
129 Wouter Wippert (Ned) Cannondale Pro Cycling Team 44:12
130 Roger Kluge (Ger) IAM Cycling 44:36
131 Tyler Farrar (USA) Dimension Data 47:42
132 Cheng Ji (Chn) Team Giant - Alpecin 47:50
133 Marko Kump (Slo) Lampre - Merida 50:12
134 Vladimir Isaychev (Rus) Team Katusha 51:29
135 Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica - GreenEDGE 53:59

 

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