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Video: Watch Richie Porte win on Willunga Hill

By:
Cycling News
Published:
January 25, 2014, 21:40 GMT,
Updated:
January 25, 2014, 21:40 GMT
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News, Sunday, January 26, 2014
Race:
Santos Tour Down Under
Stage 5 winner Richie Porte (Sky)

Stage 5 winner Richie Porte (Sky)

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Australian takes first Sky win of 2014

Although the overall win may have been beyond him, Richie Porte (Team Sky) threw down an early season performance of some muster to win atop Willunga Hill on stage five of the Tour Down Under.

The Tasmanian attacked on the final ascent of the stage and despite being briefly joined by rival Cadel Evans (Team BMC) the Sky captain was strong enough to dispatch the veteran and hold on for the win, with Diego Ulissi (Lampre-Merida) and Simon Gerrans (Orica-GreenEdge) taking second and third.

Gerrans made up enough time to regain the race lead over Evans and with one stage remaining looks on course for a record breaking third win in the race.

However with both Evans and Porte set to battle it out at the Giro d’Italia with Joaquim Rodriguez and Nairo Quintana, Australian cycling looks to be in rude health.
 

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