As with the 2019 edition of the race, Stage 5 sets out from Glenelg towards the Fleurieu Peninsula, but this time the peloton will head to Strathalbyn to then deviate south to a finish in Victor Harbor. This stage could suit a breakaway, with a final climb just before the finish a chance to split the peloton before the finish in Victor Harbor.
Last time the race came to Victor Harbor was two years ago. That marked Elia Viviani’s first win at Deceuninck – Quick-Step and proved to be the first of a big year of wins for the team, which would go on to post a record 90 victories for the year.
There’s plenty of good viewing on this stage, but positioning yourself near the coast at either the Victor Harbor finish or Port Elliot – especially Kerby Hill – will be tough to beat amid an Adelaide summer.
Stage In Detail
33.9km, Main Road at Rose Crescent, McLaren Flat
56.0km, Meadows Memorial Hall, Mawson Road, meadows
Subaru King of the Mountain
129.1km, Kerby Hill, Crows Nest Road, Port Elliot, Category 2, 5.9% average
San Remo Pasta Feed Zone
76.4km, East Terrace between North Parade & Gollan Avenue, Strathalbyn
Total Climbing (exc race neutral): 2004m
Maximum Elevation: 451m