Another Monday is here and our news from the world of cycling with it! So, what did you miss?
Second title for Porte
The Willunga Hill is often a decisive climb in the Tour Down Under. And Richie Porte hasn’t been beaten on it since 2014. It was therefore no surprise when the Tasmanian sprinted out of the saddle up the climb, tearing up breakaways along the way. He crossed the line ahead of all his GC opponents to claim the overall victory. The only rider who was able to keep up was the Brit Matthew Holmes. The Lotto-Soudal pro even managed to overtake Porte in the final metres and claim the stage victory.
— Richie Porte (@richie_porte) January 26, 2020
Final general classification
1. Richie Porte (Trek-Segafredo) – 20:37:08
2. Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates) + 25s
3. Simon Geschke (CCC)
4. Rohan Dennis (Ineos)
5. Dylan van Baarle (Ineos)
6. Daryl Impey (Mitchelton-Scott) + 30s
7. Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) + 37s
8. George Bennett (Jumbo-Visma) + 46s
9. Lucas Hamilton (Mitchelton-Scott) + 52s
10. Hermann Pernsteiner (Bahrain-McLaren) + 54s
What a guy
Yesterday at the #TDU #Q&A I had 2 ladies ask for a photo w me. They asked the first person they saw to take it. It was @romainbardet. He looked shocked & then took the photo like a champ. Although I haven’t checked, might have just taken selfies of himself ? Thanks Romain!
— Chloe Hosking (@chloe_hosking) January 20, 2020
First road sprint of the season for Merlier and Van Der Poel https://t.co/TptlYxzXbB
— La Flamme Rouge (@laflammerouge16) January 17, 2020
The peak of a career
For the first time in the history of my cycling career I’ve been given a responsibility far higher than any other role within the team….
— Alex Dowsett (@alexdowsett) January 21, 2020