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Tour Down Underneath stage 5 – Reside protection


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And Onley takes the win! 

Alaphilippe goes excessive however he’s chased 

Inside 500 metres to go, Yates have 8 riders on his wheel.

Yates assaults with Narvaez on his wheel! 

Harper will get a spot once more however Visma closes it down with 1km to go.

Reminder that there’s a 10-second time bonus for the stage winner as we speak.

1.4km to go. Harper goes once more with Onley on his wheel then Narvaez and De Toro.

Harper and Onley decelerate and are reeled in however Harper retains on pushing the tempo. 

1.9km to go. Harper and Onley have a couple of bike lengths and Ineos is making an attempt to close it down.

Yates strikes as much as second wheel behind his teammate Harper. Harper accelerates, Yates sings off and Onley follows the wheel.

South Australian Chris Harper is now setting a tough tempo with 2.4km to go. 

Swift accelerates and appears again to see the response. Harper reacts.

EF Schooling setting tempo adopted by Israel with 3km to go.

Simon Yates is on the wheel of Storer with 3.7km to go.

UAE have taken full management, Michael Vink on the entrance, Del Toro second wheel then his teammate Fisher-Black

UAE have taken over the entrance with Del Toro in second wheel. Behind are Ineos with 5km to go.

And UAE introduced Del Toro near the entrance. 

Left-hand flip will now carry the wind from the right-hand facet with 8.3km to go.  UAE has not been seen on the entrance thus far. 

10km to go

Groups lining up on the entrance. All fingers on deck.

Del Toro is cooling off, pouring water on his head behind the sphere.

Jackson Medway is chasing again to the break with water bottles down his jersey, 

Peloton racing at 93km/hr on the descent! 

15km to go. Soudal, EF Schooling, Groupama, Visma, Ineos, UAE are all arrange on the entrance. 

Good save by first an Ineos rider after which an EF Schooling rider who each ended up on the gravel on the facet of the street.

EF Schooling, Visma, Jayco and Soudal are all lined up on the entrance. 

20km to go

The diminished peloton is flying on the descent off Willunga. 

Burns assaults and Van Der Lee jumps on his wheel however the Australian crosses the road first, and will increase his KOM lead. 

With 23km to go, and the peloton is lastly catching Pedersen, the final rider from the break.

Howson main Burns however Van Der Lee is correct on his wheel.

KOM chief Burns is on the entrance of the peloton with lower than 1km to go to the highest. 

Within 2km to go to the highest of Willunga, Pedersen has a slim 30-second lead with Jayco setting the tempo within the subject.

KOM chief Burns is on the pointy finish of the peloton whereas Yates is transferring up. 

And we’re on Willunga Hill, on the steeper pitches on the backside. Pedersen has a 46-second lead. Riders are already being dropped off the again. 

And now Jacobs and Battistella are reeled in. 

Walsh is again within the peloton leaving Pedersen off the entrance with barely a minute lead, and the opposite two someplace within the center.

Now it is Arkea’s flip to take over from Movistar on the entrance. Fireworks quickly.

A lot of shuffling on the entrance of the peloton. The break’s lead is now 1:30. Willunga is looming.

Ineos and Bora are placing riders on the entrance now with 29km to go. Bora swung across the left-side of the street and are stringing out the sphere.

32km to go

Pedersen accelerated away from the break. Walsh couldn’t observe the wheel, and a spot opened.

Pedersen saved the stress on the pedals and is now away solo. 

Peloton unfold throughout the street, riders one another because the hole drops beneath the 2-minute mark.  

Stage 5 is heating up with 36km to go to the end. Hole is at 2:15 and the 4 riders within the break are nonetheless all in. 

They’re flying!  Riders at the moment are at quarter-hour quicker than the quickest estimated end time. 

Simon Yates and Caleb Ewan are using collectively behind the peloton. 

Heading inland, dashing in direction of the primary time up Willunga Hill, the break has a 2:26 lead with 42km to go. Will the break be reeled in earlier than the primary KOM?

Two of the riders within the break Casper Pedersen (Soudal QuickStep) and Liam Walsh (Australia) as they depart the seashore

WILLUNGA AUSTRALIA JANUARY 20 LR Casper Pedersen of Denmark and Team Soudal QuickStep and Liam Walsh of Australia and Australian National Team compete in the breakaway during the 24th Santos Tour Down Under 2024 Stage 5 a 1293km stage from Christies Beach to Willunga Hill 372m on January 20 2024 in Willunga Hill Australia Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

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50km to go

Pedersen, Jacobs,  Battistella and Walsh have a 3:15 lead on the peloton the place EF Schooling, UAE and Jayco have a rider every doing the pacemaking.

Pedersen is the digital chief on the street.

They’re racing at near 49 km/hr to the second intermediate dash, 4km away. 

Israel-Premier Tech stories that “having battled illness since stage 2, Corbin Robust, third on GC, has been pressured to desert the race attributable to abdomen points.”

Report that Walsh and Pedersen are doing the lion share of the work within the break. 

Peloton is dashing alongside, 10 minutes quicker than the anticipated quick time which is calculated for 42km/hr. Everyone seems to be in a rush to get to Willunga.

Unsung domestique work. Loaded with bottles, Patrick Gamper is making his method up the lengthy line of riders to ship to his BORA-hansgrohe teammates. 

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70km to go

Working nicely collectively within the break, Walsh, Pedersen, Jacobs and Battistella have a 3:13 lead as they race via McLaren Vale.

UAE, EF Schooling and Jayco are sharing the work within the subject because the four-rider break have 3:00 lead.

Peloton raced by Aldinga Seaside a couple of kilometres in the past

WILLUNGA AUSTRALIA JANUARY 20 A general view of the peloton passing through Aldinga Beach landscape during the 24th Santos Tour Down Under 2024 Stage 5 a 1293km stage from Christies Beach to Willunga Hill 372m on January 20 2024 in Willunga Hill Australia Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

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Campbell Stewart (Jayco) and Jardi Van Der Lee (EF Schooling) are placing the hammer down, stretching the sphere in a single large line.

Peloton is single-filed, not straightforward experience as we speak within the bunch. Hole at 2:22

Report that Walsh requested for help from the impartial automobile. He wanted contemporary water and his crew automobile was not shut by on one other scorching day. it is spherical 29 Celcius proper now.

“I anticipate a whole lot of fireworks [on Willunga]. I’m truly to see the way it’s ridden the primary time and I believe a whole lot of completely different groups can have a unique strategy. The sprinter guys need a little bit of a slower climb the primary time and I believe us and the few others will need it to be actually exhausting the primary time up as nicely. Tremendous robust climb. so I am trying ahead to getting on the market and giving it a crack,” Ryan mentioned firstly.

The Irish rider will not be planning on being the primary one to mild the fireworks. 

“I’ll try to bide my time a bit of bit. Hopefully a couple of of the boys can throw in a couple of matches and I will try to observe, however we’ll see what occurs.”

EF Schooling-EasyPost added a rider to the pacemaking, assured of their climber Archie Ryan. 

90km to go

4 riders within the break have a 2:36 lead on the peloton as they race by the ocean. 

Jhonnatan Narvaez (Ineos Grenadiers) is gunning for the general victory. His try and get a one-second time bonus in yesterday’s stage was shut down by the Jayco crew.

“We come right here to with a robust crew to win the race, and yesterday we tried to get the one second, but it surely was unimaginable. And now let’s examine how it’s going the stage as we speak,” Narvaez mentioned firstly.

“It is gonna be my first time [on Willunga Hill] with the highest climbers right here so let’s examine how he’s gonna go the race and I’ll for certain do my greatest.”

Tour Down Underneath to be determined within the hills – Isaac Del Toro leads harmful rivals by simply 11 seconds earlier than Willunga Hill and Mount Lofty finishes. 

“I am not a person to struggle the dash, however within the final half [of stage 4], I need to attempt to do some dash to see how I’m, as a result of I do not know, and I attempted to really feel good the least,” Del Toro mentioned firstly.

“I am certain I am feeling good, however, you understand, I am nervous and I attempt to hold combating as we speak.”

“My expectation [today] is get pleasure from and provides my 100% clearly.”

Because the crew main the GC with  Del Toro, UAE takes over the pacemaking with 104km to go and the hole on the 2-minute mark.

Riders cruise over the intermediate dash line with Walsh on the entrance. The break is  staying cohesive and using easily.

The 4 riders within the break are Johan Jacobs (Movistar), Samuele Battistella (Astana Qazaqstan), Casper Pedersen (Soudal Fast-Step) and Liam Walsh (Australia)

WILLUNGA AUSTRALIA JANUARY 20 Johan Jacobs of Switzerland and Movistar Team Samuele Battistella of Italy and Astana Qazaqstan Team Liam Walsh of Australia and Australian National Team compete in the breakaway during the 24th Santos Tour Down Under 2024 Stage 5 a 1293km stage from Christies Beach to Willunga Hill 372m on January 20 2024 in Willunga Hill Australia Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

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3km to go the primary intermediate dash in Willunga. The break has 1:48 on the sphere which is conserving them on a brief leash.

Two riders, Torstein Træen and Rüdiger Selig, didn’t take the beginning as we speak.

From Staff Bahrain Victorious –  “After sustaining an harm to his arm on the opening stage, Torstein Træen along with the medical crew have determined the Norwegian rider is not going to begin stage 5 and deal with his upcoming targets!”

From Astana Qazaqstan – “Sadly, Rüdiger Selig received’t begin as we speak in Stage 5 attributable to a illness. Get nicely quickly, Rudi!”

The very best positioned rider within the break is Pedersen at 1:10 down however as a sprinter, he is not a GC risk with Willunga Hill arising.

Working for his or her GC rider Simon Yates, Jayco is on the entrance of the sphere setting the tempo. 

Peloton is pleased with the mixture within the break who now have a spot of 1:22 with 118km to go

120km to go

The 4 riders within the breakaway are: Casper Pedersen (Soudal Fast-Step), Johan Jacobs (Movistar), Samuele Battistella (Astana Qazaqstan) and Liam Walsh (Australia)

And they’re joined by one rider from the Australian nationwide crew.

Extra re-shuffling on the entrance. Movistar, Astana, and Soudal Fast-Step riders with small hole. 

The peloton is chasing, and the transfer is about to be introduced again. A lot of trying over shoulders. 

Now we have 8 riders within the transfer and they’re dashing away as we head to the primary of three of the opening circuits.

Round 10 riders within the transfer with Hepburn making an attempt to get throughout. 

Right here we go. First assault by Casper Pedersen. And rapid response from different riders.

Wind coming in from the northwest because the peloton is unfold throughout the street. 

Nervous peloton within the impartial part. And we’re off and racing! 

Peloton is using via the three.6 impartial zone earlier than Stuart O’Grady drops the flag at KM 0. 

Stage 5 of the Tour Down Underneath is ready to start out in below 10 minutes. Fan favorite Willunga Hill (3km at 7.4%) might be tackled twice on 129.3km stage 5. After a brand new begin location at Christies Seaside, riders will make their method round McLaren Vale earlier than two laps of the district. Battle for KOM factors, the stage win and GC would be the order of the day on Willunga Hill with its most gradient of 15.6 %.

Warmth is in for the Willunga Hill stage. The Christie’s Seaside begin line could have a pleasant breeze rolling off the water alongside the beginning line however each little bit of it’s wanted. Temperature is already near 30 levels C and is predicted to creep near the mid 30’s alongside the way in which. Shade is in demand and the air-conditioned buses are offering a little bit of a haven for the riders earlier than the beginning.

Isaac del Toro (UAE Staff Emirates) tops the GC with a slim 1-second lead on Biniam Girmay (Intermarché-Wanty), and a pair of seconds on Corbin Robust (Israel-Premier Tech), however the GC might be shaken as we speak.

The final two phases will ship the hardest closing weekend with the ascents of Willunga Hill and Mount Lofty, a primary within the historical past of Tour Down Underneath. Every iconic Australian climb might be tackled twice over the ultimate two days of racing earlier than the general winner is set.  

Welcome to Cyclingnews’ dwell protection of stage 5, from Christies Seaside to Willunga Hill, of the Tour Down Underneath. The stage begins at 11:10am native time or 12:30am GMT and finishes roughly 4 hours later.

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