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Richie Porte Wins Tour Down Under and Other Cool News from the World of Cycling

By Monica Buck

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.

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

Makes sense


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Too true


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