Tour Down Under 2024: Onley wins on Willunga Hill, Williams new leader

Oscar Onley - Tour Down Under 2024: Onley wins on Willunga Hill, Williams new leaderfoto: Cor VosOscar Onley wins the penultimate stage of the Tour Down Under. The young Scotsman outguns Stephen Williams and Jhonatan Narváez on Willunga Hill. Pre-race favourites Julian Alaphilippe and Simon Yates finish 3 seconds down on the winner, while Williams moves up to first place in a tie with Onley. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 5th stage 2024 Tour Down Under

1. Oscar Onley (gbr)
2. Stephen Williams (gbr) s.t.
3. Jhonatan Narváez (ecu) s.t.
4. Julian Alaphilippe (fra) + 0.03
5. Bart Lemmen (nld) s.t.
6. Simon Yates (gbr) s.t.
7. Valentin Paret-Peintre (fra) + 0.06
8. Isaac Del Toro (mex) s.t.
9. Damien Howson (aus) + 0.12
10. Finn Fisher-Black (nzl) + 0.20

GC after stage 5
1. Stephen Williams (gbr)
2. Oscar Onley (gbr) s.t.
3. Jhonatan Narváez (ecu) + 0.05
4. Isaac Del Toro (mex) s.t.
5. Julian Alaphilippe (fra) + 0.13
6. Bart Lemmen (nld) s.t.
7. Simon Yates (gbr) s.t.
8. Valentin Paret-Peintre (fra) + 0.16
9. Damen Howson (aus) + 0.22
10. Axel Mariault (fra) + 0.24

Race report
Casper Pedersen is the first attacker of the day. Johan Jacobs, Samuele Battistella and Liam Walsh get across to him to form the breakaway. The four open a gap of a little over 3 minutes before the first attacker, Pedersen, is also the last to be reeled in, with 23 kilometres left to race.

Chris Harper and Oscar Onley attack with 2 kilometres to go on Willunga Hill. They are caught and then there are several attacks that don’t bear fruit either.

Simon Yates enters the last 500 metres with Stephen Williams, Oscar Onley, Jhonatan Narváez, Bart Lemmen, Julian Alaphilippe, Valentin Paret-Peintre, Isaac Del Toro and Damien Howson on his wheel.

Alaphilippe tries to sneak away, but he is chased back by Onley, Williams and Narváez. Onley sprints to the win ahead of the other two, while Alaphilippe finishes 3 seconds later in a group with Yates and Lemmen.

Williams takes the ochre jersey, although Onley sits in second place with the exact same time.

Tour Down Under 2023 stage 5: route, profile, more

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