Tour Down Under: Richie Porte battles sickness and Peter Sagan threat

Richie Porte (BMC Racing) came through illness and the first hilly stage of this year's Santos Tour Down Under to put himself in a strong position ahead of the crucial stage to Willunga Hill. The Australian attacked and covered several moves on stage 4 to Uraidla as Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) came out on top and now sits 14 seconds adrift of the world champion. With Porte's stomping ground to come on Willunga, the race is wide open, but the Australian is aware that shedding Sagan will not be an easy task.

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.