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Tour Down Under 2019

Impey wins Tour Down Under as Porte takes Willunga

Daryl Impey (Mitchelton-Scott) finished third on Willunga Hill behind stage winner Richie Porte (Trek-Seagfredo) and runner-up Wout Poels (Team Sky) to seal his second consecutive overall win at the Tour Down Under. Overnight leader Patrick Bevin (CCC Team) faded on the first time up the iconic climb and surrendered his race lead. Porte finished second overall followed by Poels, Luis Leon Sanchez (Astana) and Rohan Dennis (Aus) Bahrain-Merida. 

Stage 6 Top 10

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Richie Porte (Aus) Trek-Segafredo3:30:14
2Wout Poels (Ned) Team SkyRow 1 - Cell 2
3Daryl Impey (RSA) Mitchelton-ScottRow 2 - Cell 2
4Rohan Dennis (Aus) Bahrain-Merida0:00:03
5Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team0:00:06
6Chris Hamilton (Aus) Team Sunweb0:00:10
7Michael Woods (Can) EF Education First Pro Cycling0:00:15
8Diego Ulissi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates0:00:17
9Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Dimension DataRow 8 - Cell 2
10Dries Devenyns (Bel) Deceuninck-QuickStepRow 9 - Cell 2
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Final General Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Daryl Impey (RSA) Mitchelton-Scott20:30:42
2Richie Porte (Aus) Trek-Segafredo0:00:13
3Wout Poels (Ned) Team Sky0:00:17
4Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team0:00:19
5Rohan Dennis (Aus) Bahrain-Merida0:00:26
6Chris Hamilton (Aus) Team Sunweb0:00:33
7Michael Woods (Can) EF Education First Pro Cycling0:00:38
8Ruben Guerreiro (Por) Katusha-Alpecin0:00:40
9Diego Ulissi (Ita) UAE Team EmiratesRow 8 - Cell 2
10Dries Devenyns (Bel) Deceuninck-QuickStepRow 9 - Cell 2


2019 Tour Down Under race overview

The 2019 Tour Down Under once again kicks off the WorldTour season in Australia. The racing begins with the People's Choice Classic on January 13 and the peloton moves straight into the stage race held from January 15 to 20 in and around Adelaide.

The climb of Willunga Hill features as the climax to the 2019 Tour Down Under, as the Australian UCI WorldTour event eschews its final 'Champs-Elysées-like' processional stage in favour of a 'queen stage' that should keep things exciting right to the very end.

In 2019, last year's winner Darly Impey (Mitchelton Scott) returns to defend his crown. He will be joined by Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe), Richie Porte (Trek Segafredo) and Rohan Dennis (Bahrain Merida). The race also represents Caleb Ewan's first outing as a Lotto Soudal rider after his move from Mitchelton Scott. 

Start list

2019 Tour Down Under race route

Sunday 13 January 2019, People's Choice Classic: East End Circuit, 51km

Tuesday 15 January 2019, Stage 1: North Adelaide to Port Adelaide, 132.4km

Wednesday 16 January 2019, Stage 2: Norwood to Angaston, 149km

Thursday 17 January 2019, Stage 3: Lobethal to Uraidla, 146.2km

Friday 18 January 2019, Stage 4: Unley to Campbelltown, 129.2km

Saturday 19 January 2019, Stage 5: Glenelg to Strathalbyn, 149.5km

Sunday 20 January 2019, Stage 6: McLaren Vale to Willunga Hill, 151.5km 

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Last year, Daryl Impey (Mitchelton-Scott) won the overall title at the 2018 Santos Tour Down Under. Impey took the overall title from defending champion Richie Porte (BMC Racing), who placed second but with the same overall time. Tom-Jelte Slagter (Dimension Data), another former winner of the race, completed the final overall podium in third.

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Final General Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Daryl Impey (RSA) Mitchelton-Scott20:03:34
2Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing TeamRow 1 - Cell 2
3Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Dimension Data0:00:16
4Diego Ulissi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates0:00:20
5Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick-Step FloorsRow 4 - Cell 2
6Egan Arley Bernal Gomez (Col) Team SkyRow 5 - Cell 2
7Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Bahrain-MeridaRow 6 - Cell 2
8Luis León Sánchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team0:00:23
9Ruben Guerreiro (Por) Trek-SegafredoRow 8 - Cell 2
10Robert Gesink (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo0:00:24

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