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Richie Porte wins Santos Tour Down Under
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Richie Porte win Santos Tour Down Under

Caleb Ewan wins final sprint to take 4 out of 6 stages.

Ewan out sprinted Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Marko Kump (Team UAE Abu Dhabi) on the final sprint out in Adelaide today.

Safely crossing the line in the Peloton, Australian Richie Porte celebrated winning the 2017 Santos Tour Down under. Porte took time off after a crash in Rio last year to recover and have a mental and physical break before returning to training.

He's showed that he's in the form of his life.

 
Richie Porte attacks to take Willunga Hill
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Richie Porte attacks to take Willunga Hill

Richie Porte of BMC Racing Team won the stage to Willunga Hill and extended his lead in the overall classification.

The Australian attacked from a small remaining group with 2 kilometers to go on the steep slopes of Willunga Hill.

Porte secured the King of the Mountains jersey too and lead Chaves by a comfortable 48 seconds.

 

 
Caleb Ewan Scores Hattrick as Porte Leads
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Caleb Ewan Scores Hattrick as Porte Leads

Caleb Ewan of Orica-Scott has secured his third stage win in this year's Tour Down Under.

Richie Porte remains in the lead with two stages to go. The peloton was only just in time to catch the last remaining escapee, Jack Bauer of Quickstep, and Daryl Impey delivered perfect work to help his teammate Ewan win the sprint ahead of Peter Sagan of Bora-hansgrohe and Team Sky's Danny van Poppel.

Stage 5 will likely decide the battle for the overall classification with two rather steep climbs in the finale, the latter of which leads up to the finish line at Willunga Hill!

 
Second for Peter Sagan on stage 3 of the Tour Down Under
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Second for Peter Sagan on stage 3 of the Tour Down Under

After a day for the GC riders yesterday, the Tour Down Under turned its attention to the sprinters again today.

After a tough stage where the break dominated, the sprinters stepped up in the finale. Slowed by a crash in the final few kilometres, the UCI World Champion, Peter Sagan, took second, narrowly missing the win after a strong final push.

The UCI World Champion skillfully avoided the crash, but was slowed in his ride to the finish line coming second behind Caleb Ewan.