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2019 Santos Tour Down Under (World Tour), Australia

Stage 5 results:
January 19, Glenelg - Strathalbyn, 149.5 km

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Saturday, January 19: Stage 5, Glenelg - Strathalbyn, 149.5 km

Stage 5 map | Stage 5 photos

Jasper Philipsen

Caleb Ewan was first across the line, but was relegated, making Jasper Philipsen the stage winner. Sirotti photo

The race: Here's the stage summary the organizer sent me.

19 January 2019: A crash inside the final 10km may have ended Patrick Bevin’s bid for victory in the 2019 Santos Tour Down Under. He landed heavily on his right knee and although, with the help of his CCC team-mates, he was able to re-join the peloton before the finish, he didn’t attend the podium ceremony. Instead of receiving the ochre leader’s jersey, the New Zealander was rushed to hospital for further examinations.

We wait to see what the medical report is to find out if Bevin can indeed continue the race that he’s led since winning stage two on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, young Belgian rider, Jasper Philipsen of UAE Team Emirates, scored his first WorldTour win with an impressive turn of pace in the frantic sprint into a headwind in Strathalbyn. The news came as a shock to the Lotto-Soudal team as it waited patiently in the bus for the podium protocol to finish.

The reason for Ewan’s disqualification was a headbutt as both Philipsen and Ewan battled to get on the wheel of Peter Sagan in the lead-in to the sprint.

“I had no idea” said Mario Aerts, DS of the Belgian team.

Upon watching footage of the sprint, before the commissaire’s announcement was made public, Philipsen said he didn’t believe that Ewan’s indiscretion was enough to warrant a disqualification.

The podium ceremony was slightly delayed while officials waited for confirmation of the decision about Ewan’s headbutt. Ultimately Dave McKenzie stepped onto the podium to announce that the winner of stage five was, indeed... “Philipsen”. There was a mild reaction from the crowd; perhaps some expected it, as the incident could easily be seen on the big screen at the site of the finish... either way, after a brief stunned silence, there was applause before the Belgian appeared on stage, hands held high.

“Yeah, it was unfair for him,” said Philipsen immediately after viewing the footage, “but I know he was on the wheel of Sagan. “Then I was in the wind, so I lost energy if I stayed there. So I had to try to go on the wheel as well but it was hard.

“For sure it’s difficult,” Philipsen explained about the incident, “Caleb is one of the strongest sprinters in the world and I tried to also take my position and go into the wheel of Sagan but he was already there...

“So, it was a bit of a fight in the heat of the moment. But then, when he bumped me, I went a little bit down because I didn’t want to mess too hard. Then the sprint started and everybody came over from the right and left, so I was a bit afraid to get boxed in. Then, in the end, I could get through. I felt pretty strong today and came pretty close in the final; it was a close finish but at the end I can be happy with a second place.”

For the first time in many years, there was a change on the itinerary for the Saturday of the Santos Tour Down Under. Instead of racing in McLaren Vale –on the familiar circuit down to the Port Willunga Beach and then back to Willunga, and up Old Willunga Hill –the fifth stage was from Glenelg to Strathalbyn.

The 149.5km stage began at 11.30am, slightly later than usual, and cooler conditions greeted the riders. The temperature at the start was in the high-20s, rising to mid-30s, and with bright blue skies.

It was also the stage of the mass-participation Subaru Ride, using the same roads as used by the professionals. Thousands of cycling fans lined the route after finishing their challenge and waiting for the TDU peloton.

Jason Lea (UniSA) was again on the attack early, joined by team-mate Ayden Toovey and AG2R La Mondiale’sClement Chevrier. This trio was concerned with the climbing points at the Sellicks Hill (44km). Toovey set the pace, Lea followed and Chevrier did his best to beat the rider in the polka-dot jersey to the top of the only categorised climb of the stage... but Lea was too strong and added first-place points to his tally.

The escape gained only a small advantage, around 20 seconds. Once the climb was over, it was time for Mitchelton-Scott to set up Daryl Impey to chase points and time bonuses at the intermediate sprint. Yesterday’s stage winner duly claimed first place for the Ziptrak prime at Myponga (47km); ranked second on GC, he got closer to the ochre jersey that he won in 2018... but not much. You see, Paddy Bevin was second, meaning both riders at the top of GC increased their respective advantages but Daryl also knocked off one second to his deficit to Paddy.

Impey’s effort was reversed at the second intermediate sprint: Bevin beat Impeyto the line at Inman Valley (74km).

Immediately after the second sprint, Mathieu Ladagnous (Groupama-FDJ) was on the attack. He was chased down by one of the early escapees, Toovey (UniSA). They enjoyed a lead of 40 seconds but were caught around the 35km to go mark.

With 32km to go, the Dutch Jumbo-Visma team raced to the front and split the peloton. Team Sky was the first to respond in numbers. It was a solid effort and, for a while, it seemed as though Impey may have been one of the riders caught up... but the surge, as hard as it was, didn’t last long.

Sky was the next to try: with 21km to go, Luke Rowe and three others moved to the front. They were joined by Bora-Hansgrohe riders and the effort spat a selection of riders out the back of the pack. After a few kilometres with the bunch strung out, there was another regrouping.

Bevin caught up in crash!
With 9.8km to go, the race leader was caught in a crash that involved about 10 riders. Bevin was tangled in bikes and clearly in pain. It took him considerable time to get back on the bike but he was supported by all his CCC team-mates once he remounted his bike and started to chase.

Bevin landed heavily. There was a brief pause in effort by the peloton out of respect for the race leader. With 6km to go, the pace lifted again and Deceuninck-Quickstep, Jumbo-Visma and Mitchelton-Scott were at the front of the bunch, while several hundred metres separated Bevin from the main peloton. Lotto-Soudal also arrived in numbers at the front of the bunch.

At the time of the chase, the average speed was up at 70km/h (assisted by a tailwind and slight downhill) but Bevin rejoined the peloton with about 3km to go. He finished the stage with the main bunch but a terribly torn jersey and obviously in considerable pain.

Complete Results:

Stage 5 photos

149.5 kilometers raced at an average speed of 41.336 km/hr

1 PHILIPSEN Jasper UAE-Team Emirates 3hr 37min 0sec
2 SAGAN Peter Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
3 VAN POPPEL Danny Jumbo-Visma s.t.
4 DEBUSSCHERE Jens Katusha-Alpecin s.t.
5 VIVIANI Elia Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
6 BAUHAUS Phil Bahrain-Merida s.t.
7 BOL Cees Team Sunweb s.t.
8 GIBBONS Ryan Dimension Data s.t.
9 POELS Wout Sky s.t.
10 BALLERINI Davide Astana s.t.
11 SÁNCHEZ Luis León Astana s.t.
12 GUERREIRO Ruben Katusha-Alpecin s.t.
13 PRADES Eduard Movistar s.t.
14 POLANC Jan UAE-Team Emirates s.t.
15 MAS Lluís Movistar s.t.
16 POGAČAR Tadej UAE-Team Emirates s.t.
17 SÜTTERLIN Jasha Movistar s.t.
18 BENNETT George Jumbo-Visma s.t.
19 IMPEY Daryl Mitchelton-Scott s.t.
20 POZZOVIVO Domenico Bahrain-Merida s.t.
21 SABATINI Fabio Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
22 WALSCHEID Max Team Sunweb s.t.
23 WOODS Michael EF Education First s.t.
24 MCLAY Daniel EF Education First s.t.
25 MULLEN Ryan Trek-Segafredo s.t.
26 HAMILTON Chris Team Sunweb s.t.
27 ULISSI Diego UAE-Team Emirates s.t.
28 BAK Lars Ytting Dimension Data s.t.
29 BYSTRØM Sven Erik UAE-Team Emirates s.t.
30 PORTE Richie Trek-Segafredo s.t.
31 LUDVIGSSON Tobias Groupama-FDJ s.t.
32 KUZNETSOV Vyacheslav Katusha-Alpecin s.t.
33 HAUSSLER Heinrich Bahrain-Merida s.t.
34 VAN DER PLOEG Neil UniSA-Australia s.t.
35 VALGREN Michael Dimension Data s.t.
36 DE KORT Koen Trek-Segafredo s.t.
37 MCCARTHY Jay Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
38 DEVENYNS Dries Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
39 HINDLEY Jai Team Sunweb s.t.
40 KNEES Christian Sky s.t.
41 WHITE Nicholas UniSA-Australia s.t.
42 DENNIS Rohan Bahrain-Merida s.t.
43 BEVIN Patrick CCC Team s.t.
44 HALLER Marco Katusha-Alpecin s.t.
45 LEEZER Tom Jumbo-Visma s.t.
46 VAN BAARLE Dylan Sky s.t.
47 PANTANO Jarlinson Trek-Segafredo s.t.
48 CARRETERO Héctor Movistar s.t.
49 O'CONNOR Ben Dimension Data s.t.
50 CAVAGNA Rémi Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
51 LATOUR Pierre Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
52 HOELGAARD Daniel Groupama-FDJ s.t.
53 PERNSTEINER Hermann Bahrain-Merida s.t.
54 PETERS Nans Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
55 MÜHLBERGER Gregor Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
56 SLAGTER Tom-Jelte Dimension Data s.t.
57 MEYER Cameron Mitchelton-Scott s.t.
58 MORABITO Steve Groupama-FDJ s.t.
59 HOFSTEDE Lennard Jumbo-Visma s.t.
60 ROWE Luke Sky s.t.
61 HAMILTON Lucas Mitchelton-Scott s.t.
62 SUNDERLAND Dylan UniSA-Australia s.t.
63 CLARKE Will Trek-Segafredo s.t.
64 DLAMINI Nic Dimension Data s.t.
65 OLIVEIRA Ivo UAE-Team Emirates s.t.
66 FRANKINY Kilian Groupama-FDJ s.t.
67 VALLS Rafael Movistar s.t.
68 GESINK Robert Jumbo-Visma s.t.
69 DUPONT Hubert Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
70 STETINA Peter Trek-Segafredo s.t.
71 DOULL Owain Sky s.t.
72 ARASHIRO Yukiya Bahrain-Merida s.t.
73 MØRKØV Michael Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
74 HARPER Chris UniSA-Australia s.t.
75 BOARO Manuele Astana s.t.
76 FERNÁNDEZ Rubén Movistar s.t.
77 ZAKHAROV Artyom Astana s.t.
78 GIDICH Yevgeniy Astana s.t.
79 FOMINYKH Daniil Astana s.t.
80 LADAGNOUS Matthieu Groupama-FDJ s.t.
81 CASTRILLO Jaime Movistar s.t.
82 MARECZKO Jakub CCC Team s.t.
83 EWAN Caleb Lotto-Soudal s.t.
84 STORER Michael Team Sunweb @ 17sec
85 EDMONDSON Alex Mitchelton-Scott 0:20
86 WYNANTS Maarten Jumbo-Visma s.t.
87 FRÖHLINGER Johannes Team Sunweb 0:24
88 MARCZYŃSKI Tomasz Lotto-Soudal s.t.
89 DENZ Nico Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
90 SIEBERG Marcel Bahrain-Merida 0:29
91 HEPBURN Michael Mitchelton-Scott 0:31
92 DAVIES Scott Dimension Data s.t.
93 ELISSONDE Kenny Sky 0:34
94 SCOTSON Miles Groupama-FDJ 0:41
95 OSS Daniel Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
96 VINCENT Léo Groupama-FDJ 0:43
97 STRAKHOV Dmitry Katusha-Alpecin s.t.
98 BETTIOL Alberto EF Education First 0:46
99 HANSEN Adam Lotto-Soudal 0:47
100 BODNAR Maciej Bora-hansgrohe 0:54
101 KNOX James Deceuninck-Quick Step 0:56
102 WHELAN James EF Education First @ 1min 0sec
103 SCULLY Tom EF Education First s.t.
104 CHEVRIER Clément Ag2r La Mondiale 1:04
105 DE LA PARTE Víctor CCC Team s.t.
106 BAGDONAS Gediminas Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
107 LINDEMAN Bert-Jan Jumbo-Visma 1:11
108 DOWSETT Alex Katusha-Alpecin s.t.
109 DURBRIDGE Luke Mitchelton-Scott 1:22
110 DOCKER Mitchell EF Education First s.t.
111 DE GENDT Thomas Lotto-Soudal s.t.
112 HAGEN Carl Fredrik Lotto-Soudal s.t.
113 KLUGE Roger Lotto-Soudal s.t.
114 VENTOSO Francisco José CCC Team 1:59
115 BLYTHE Adam Lotto-Soudal s.t.
116 OWSIAN Łukasz CCC Team 2:14
117 ROSSKOPF Joey CCC Team s.t.
118 HALVORSEN Kristoffer Sky s.t.
119 POTTER Michael UniSA-Australia 3:30
120 DE VREESE Laurens Astana 4:18
121 MORTON Lachlan EF Education First 4:33
122 SAJNOK Szymon CCC Team s.t.
123 HAYMAN Mathew Mitchelton-Scott 5:40
124 SUTHERLAND Rory UAE-Team Emirates s.t.
125 REIJNEN Kiel Trek-Segafredo s.t.
126 HAAS Nathan Katusha-Alpecin s.t.
127 LEA Jason UniSA-Australia s.t.
128 TOOVEY Ayden UniSA-Australia s.t.
129 GATTO Oscar Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
130 PÖSTLBERGER Lukas Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
131 COSNEFROY Benoît Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.

GC after Stage 5:

676.0 kilometers raced so far at an average speed of 39.732 km/hr

1 BEVIN Patrick CCC Team 17hr 0min 25sec
2 IMPEY Daryl Mitchelton-Scott @ 7sec
3 SÁNCHEZ Luis León Astana 0:16
4 GIBBONS Ryan Dimension Data 0:26
5 POLANC Jan UAE-Team Emirates s.t.
6 GUERREIRO Ruben Katusha-Alpecin s.t.
7 BENNETT George Jumbo-Visma s.t.
8 HAMILTON Chris Team Sunweb s.t.
9 POELS Wout Sky s.t.
10 WOODS Michael EF Education First s.t.
11 ULISSI Diego UAE-Team Emirates s.t.
12 DEVENYNS Dries Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
13 VAN BAARLE Dylan Sky s.t.
14 POGAČAR Tadej UAE-Team Emirates s.t.
15 POZZOVIVO Domenico Bahrain-Merida s.t.
16 PORTE Richie Trek-Segafredo s.t.
17 HINDLEY Jai Team Sunweb s.t.
18 DENNIS Rohan Bahrain-Merida s.t.
19 HAMILTON Lucas Mitchelton-Scott 0:33
20 SAGAN Peter Bora-hansgrohe 0:38
21 LUDVIGSSON Tobias Groupama-FDJ 0:47
22 MEYER Cameron Mitchelton-Scott s.t.
23 O'CONNOR Ben Dimension Data s.t.
24 SLAGTER Tom-Jelte Dimension Data s.t.
25 MÜHLBERGER Gregor Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
26 PERNSTEINER Hermann Bahrain-Merida 0:52
27 MAS Lluís Movistar 0:54
28 PRADES Eduard Movistar 0:58
29 VALGREN Michael Dimension Data s.t.
30 MORABITO Steve Groupama-FDJ s.t.
31 HARPER Chris UniSA-Australia s.t.
32 SUNDERLAND Dylan UniSA-Australia @ 1min 5sec
33 CAVAGNA Rémi Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
34 STORER Michael Team Sunweb 1:10
35 LATOUR Pierre Ag2r La Mondiale 1:15
36 GESINK Robert Jumbo-Visma 1:22
37 KUZNETSOV Vyacheslav Katusha-Alpecin 1:31
38 MCCARTHY Jay Bora-hansgrohe 1:41
39 STRAKHOV Dmitry Katusha-Alpecin s.t.
40 HOFSTEDE Lennard Jumbo-Visma 2:05
41 HAGEN Carl Fredrik Lotto-Soudal 2:20
42 BAK Lars Ytting Dimension Data 2:21
43 CARRETERO Héctor Movistar 2:27
44 KNOX James Deceuninck-Quick Step 2:47
45 VALLS Rafael Movistar 2:54
46 SCOTSON Miles Groupama-FDJ 3:16
47 ARASHIRO Yukiya Bahrain-Merida 3:26
48 HAUSSLER Heinrich Bahrain-Merida 4:00
49 WHELAN James EF Education First 4:45
50 OSS Daniel Bora-hansgrohe 4:51
51 BYSTRØM Sven Erik UAE-Team Emirates 5:06
52 ELISSONDE Kenny Sky s.t.
53 PANTANO Jarlinson Trek-Segafredo 5:58
54 SÜTTERLIN Jasha Movistar 6:00
55 DAVIES Scott Dimension Data 6:27
56 HALLER Marco Katusha-Alpecin 6:33
57 DUPONT Hubert Ag2r La Mondiale 6:34
58 MARCZYŃSKI Tomasz Lotto-Soudal 7:02
59 STETINA Peter Trek-Segafredo 7:12
60 VAN POPPEL Danny Jumbo-Visma 7:21
61 ROSSKOPF Joey CCC Team 8:09
62 DE GENDT Thomas Lotto-Soudal 8:10
63 GIDICH Yevgeniy Astana 8:15
64 MULLEN Ryan Trek-Segafredo 8:28
65 WHITE Nicholas UniSA-Australia 8:39
66 EDMONDSON Alex Mitchelton-Scott 8:56
67 HEPBURN Michael Mitchelton-Scott 9:08
68 LEEZER Tom Jumbo-Visma 9:25
69 BAUHAUS Phil Bahrain-Merida 10:36
70 TOOVEY Ayden UniSA-Australia 11:21
71 PHILIPSEN Jasper UAE-Team Emirates 11:26
72 FERNÁNDEZ Rubén Movistar 11:52
73 FOMINYKH Daniil Astana 12:28
74 SCULLY Tom EF Education First 12:32
75 KNEES Christian Sky 12:45
76 BETTIOL Alberto EF Education First 13:00
77 HAAS Nathan Katusha-Alpecin 13:08
78 DURBRIDGE Luke Mitchelton-Scott 13:18
79 FRANKINY Kilian Groupama-FDJ 13:25
80 LADAGNOUS Matthieu Groupama-FDJ s.t.
81 SABATINI Fabio Deceuninck-Quick Step 13:27
82 FRÖHLINGER Johannes Team Sunweb 13:49
83 LINDEMAN Bert-Jan Jumbo-Visma 13:59
84 DOCKER Mitchell EF Education First 14:19
85 MORTON Lachlan EF Education First 14:40
86 HAYMAN Mathew Mitchelton-Scott 14:52
87 BODNAR Maciej Bora-hansgrohe 14:55
88 DE LA PARTE Víctor CCC Team 15:01
89 HANSEN Adam Lotto-Soudal 15:08
90 CHEVRIER Clément Ag2r La Mondiale 15:25
91 BALLERINI Davide Astana 15:49
92 HOELGAARD Daniel Groupama-FDJ 16:06
93 DOULL Owain Sky 16:08
94 DLAMINI Nic Dimension Data 16:19
95 CASTRILLO Jaime Movistar 16:23
96 VINCENT Léo Groupama-FDJ 16:48
97 OLIVEIRA Ivo UAE-Team Emirates 17:00
98 EWAN Caleb Lotto-Soudal 17:24
99 ZAKHAROV Artyom Astana s.t.
100 ROWE Luke Sky 17:27
101 DE KORT Koen Trek-Segafredo 17:30
102 CLARKE Will Trek-Segafredo 18:32
103 WYNANTS Maarten Jumbo-Visma 18:36
104 DOWSETT Alex Katusha-Alpecin 18:41
105 PETERS Nans Ag2r La Mondiale 18:50
106 BOARO Manuele Astana 19:07
107 OWSIAN Łukasz CCC Team 19:14
108 HALVORSEN Kristoffer Sky 19:49
109 DEBUSSCHERE Jens Katusha-Alpecin 19:51
110 LEA Jason UniSA-Australia 19:56
111 POTTER Michael UniSA-Australia 20:09
112 VIVIANI Elia Deceuninck-Quick Step 20:18
113 BOL Cees Team Sunweb 20:27
114 WALSCHEID Max Team Sunweb 20:29
115 MØRKØV Michael Deceuninck-Quick Step 20:34
116 VAN DER PLOEG Neil UniSA-Australia 20:35
117 SIEBERG Marcel Bahrain-Merida 20:44
118 SUTHERLAND Rory UAE-Team Emirates 20:46
119 VENTOSO Francisco José CCC Team 21:01
120 BLYTHE Adam Lotto-Soudal s.t.
121 DE VREESE Laurens Astana 21:18
122 MARECZKO Jakub CCC Team 21:28
123 DENZ Nico Ag2r La Mondiale 21:36
124 MCLAY Daniel EF Education First 22:12
125 KLUGE Roger Lotto-Soudal 23:07
126 COSNEFROY Benoît Ag2r La Mondiale 23:10
127 BAGDONAS Gediminas Ag2r La Mondiale 23:33
128 REIJNEN Kiel Trek-Segafredo 26:54
129 GATTO Oscar Bora-hansgrohe 26:57
130 PÖSTLBERGER Lukas Bora-hansgrohe 27:50
131 SAJNOK Szymon CCC Team 34:20

Stage 5 map & profile:

Stage 5 map

Stage 5 photos by Fotoreporter Sirotti:

Jay McCarthy

Jay McCarthy heads to the start.

Patrick Bevin

Race leader Patrick Bevin before the stage start,


Not a flat stage, but not as challenging as the previous one.

Ladagnous, Mathieu; Toovey, Ayden

Mathieu Ladagnous and Ayden Toovey tried their luck.

CCC Team

CCC Team protecting teammate and race leader Patrick Bevin

Jasper Philipsen

Caleb Ewan was first over the line (second from left), but after Ewan was relegated, Jasper Philipsen (far left) was awarded the stage.

Caleb /Ewan

Ewan celebrates being first over the line.

Caleb Ewan

Ewan just after the stage, before he got the bad news,

Patrick bevin

A beat-up Patrick bevin after the stage. Barring bad news from his hospital exam, he plans to start stage six.

Jasper philipsen

Official stage winner Jasper Philipsen