Tour Down Under 2020: Porte climbs to leader’s jersey in Paracombe

Richie Porte climbs to victory on the stiff uphill finish in Paracombe. The Tasmanian distances the main group on the 1.2 kilometres climb at 9.9% to move into the race lead. Robert Power and Simon Yates finish in second and third, while Daryl Impey sits in second overall. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 3rd stage Tour Down Under

1. Richie Porte (aus)
2. Robert Power (aus) + 0.05
3. Simon Yates (gbr) s.t.
4. Rohan Dennis (aus) s.t.
5. Diego Ulissi (ita) s.t.
6. Daryl Impey (rsa) s.t.
7. Dylan van Baarle (nld) s.t.
8. Simon Geschke (ger) s.t.
9. George Bennett (nzl) s.t.
10. Lucas Hamilton (nzl) + 0.13

1. Richie Porte (aus)
2. Daryl Impey (rsa) + 0.04
3. Robert Power (aus) + 0.09
4. Simon Yates (gbr) + 0.11
5. George Bennett (nzl) + 0.14
6. Diego Ulissi (ita) + 0.15
7. Simon Geschke (ger) + 0.15
8. Rohan Dennis (aus) + 0.15
9. Dylan van Baarle (nld) + 0.15
10. Lucas Hamilton (nzl) + 0.24

Race report
Once the flag has been dropped Geoffrey Bouchard, Guillaume Boivin and Miles Scotson jump clear to race to a lead of 4 minutes. Scotson is the last rider to be reeled in with 10 kilometres to go.

Just after the peloton hits the final corner onto Torrens Hill Road Marco Marcato attacks. Richie Porte does not wait around and goed after him. He gobbles up the Italian to leave him behind and open up a comfortable gap. The Tasmanian wins the stage ahead of Robert Power and Simon Yates.

Porte moves up to the first place, 4 seconds ahead of Daryl Impey with Rob Power 5 more seconds further behind.

Another interesting read: route 3rd stage Tour Down Under 2020.

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Richie Porte

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