Tour Down Under 2019: Porte wins stage 6 as Impey takes GC

Richie Porte - Tour Down Under 2019: Porte wins stage 6 as Impey takes GCThe final stage in the Tour Down Under leads from McLaren Vale to Willunga Hill. For the sixth year in a row Richie Porte powers to the win on Willunga Hill, but it is not enough for the overall victory. Daryl Impey trails close behind the Tasmanian to win the overall. Porte and Poels round out the podium. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 6th stage 2019 Tour Down Under

1. Richie Porte (aus)
2. Wout Poels (nld) s.t.
3. Daryl Impey (rsa) s.t.
4. Rohan Dennis (aus) + 0.03
5. Luis León Sánchez (spa) + 0.06
6. Chris Hamilton (aus) s.t.
7. Michael Woods (can) + 0.15
8. Diego Ulissi (ita) + 0.17
9. Tom-Jelte Slagter (nld) s.t.
10. Dries Devenyns (bel) s.t.

GC Tour Down Under
1. Daryl Impey (rsa)
2. Richie Porte (aus) + 0.13
3. Wout Poels (nld) + 0.17
4. Luis León Sánchez (spa) + 0.19
5. Rohan Dennis (aus) + 0.26
6. Chris Hamilton (aus) s.t.
7. Michael Woods (can) + 0.38
8. Ruben Guerreiro (por) + 0.40
9. Diego Ulissi (ita) s.t.
10. Dries Devenyns (bel) s.t.

Race report
Being badly bruised after yesterday’s crash, leader Patrick Bevin can’t follow the pace on the first ascent of Willunga Hill. So that leaves title defender Daryl Impey as the virtual leader.

Wout Poels is the first to attack on the final climb up Willunga Hill. He distances the others, but Richie Porte reponds within the last 500 metres. He gobbles up the Dutchman and goes alone. Behind them, Daryl Impey paces his efforts smartly to keep sight of the two.

Willunga Hill levels out a bit in the final few hundred meters and that’s where Impey comes clawing back to Porte and Poels. He doesn’t catch them though. Porte takes Willunga Hill for the second consecutive year as Impey takes the Tour Down Under. Poels rounds out the podium.

Other interesting read: route stage 6.

Tour Down Under 2019 stage 6: route, profile, more

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