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2020 Santos Tour Down Under (World Tour), Australia

22nd edition: January 21 - January 26, 2020

Also: Schwalbe Classic: Sunday, January 19

Tour Down Under Podium History | 2019 edition

Tour Down Under: Schwalbe Classic | Stage 1 | Stage 2 | Stage 3 | Stage 4 | Stage 5 | Stage 6
Team presentation photos | Start list


Sunday, January 26: 6th & Final Stage, McLaren Vale - Willunga Hill, 151.5 km

Stage 6 photos | Stage 6 map & profile

Matthew Holmes

Stage winner Matthew Holmes heads for the line with final Tour Down Under winner Richie Porte just behind him. Sirotti photo

Weather at Willunga at 11:30 AM, local time: 23C (72F), partly cloudy, with the wind from the west-southwest at 16 km/hr (10 mph). No rain is forecast.

The race: Here's the organizer's final race report:

Trek-Segafredo came to South Australia with purpose: the team wanted to win the Santos Tour Down Under title. Richie Porte duly delivered on promise – winning Subaru Stage 3, taking the Santos Ochre Leader’s Jersey… and then losing it again before The Final Showdown. For the first time in seven years, he was beaten to the top of Old Willunga Hill but his second place was more than enough to claim the crown he last won in 2017.

Richie Porte achieved another overall victory in the Santos Tour Down, earning his first stage race title with the Trek-Segafredo team that he joined at the start of last year.

As we’ve come to expect in the McLaren Vale wine region of South Australia, there was a huge cheer as he burst out ahead of the peloton with just over a kilometre to go and performed his trademark surge on an incline that has become part of Australian cycling folklore.

His attack is expected by all and, when it comes, it’s an impressive reminder of the climbing strength he possesses.

On this hill in January, there is nobody capable of matching his acceleration. He carries the weight of expectation but sheds that burden almost as quickly as he drops his rivals when he goes up this stretch of road in such a convincing manner that he’s almost earned naming rights for the incline. ‘Richie Porte Hill’ would be an appropriate title for he has won here so often and so convincingly that it seemed implausible that anyone else would ever throw a victory salute here when Porte is in the peloton.

This year he could afford to gamble a little for all he really had to do was finish more than two seconds ahead of the race leader after five stages, Daryl Impey of Mitchelton-SCOTT.

The South African champion is more a sprinter than a climber but he has been able to limit his losses to Porte in recent years.

When Impey first won the TDU in 2018, he was second to Porte on Old Willunga, surrendering eight seconds to the stage winner. The two finished first and second overall; Impey the winner, Porte the runner-up… but both with the same cumulative time. It was only a count-back on stage placings that earned Impey the victory.

Last year, the stage featuring ‘Richie Porte Hill’ was moved from being the penultimate stage (before a largely ‘ceremonial’ final day on the streets of Adelaide) to the final stage. Again, Richie danced away from his rivals. Again, Daryl refused to concede to the climber. And, for the first time in history, a rider won two successive titles. Could Impey earn three? It seemed possible… but unlikely. Even Mitchelton-SCOTT’s manager, Matt White admitted that beating Porte in 2020 was going “to be difficult”, and ‘Whitey’ prides himself on ‘his’ team winning this race.

There was small chance that Joey Rosskopf, the Subaru King of the Mountain in 2020, would pull off the ultimate coup. Had it been said that the American from CCC Team would rise up from 32nd on GC to first before the stage, there would have been laughter and derision. What? Finish 58 seconds ahead of Porte? On Old Willunga?! ‘No chance’, would have come the chorus.

But Rosskopf likes to attack. He is capable of climbing. And these two elements combined well in Be Safe Be Seen Stage 6 when he set off as part of a 26-strong group that worked up an advantage of five minutes while the bunch sped down past Port Willunga beach for the traditional early circuits of a stage that has always been a feature of the TDU.

After the first of two ascents of Old Willunga, Rosskopf and the breakaway enjoyed a lead of over two minutes. On the approach to the final climb of the 22nd Santos Tour Down Under, CCC still had the virtual leader. Could it be? For a few minutes it seemed possible but then came the charge of the GC specialists.

Within a few kilometres, Rosskopf’s dream scenario faded… quickly. Even before he started to climb, the American’s virtual lead was gone. Mitchelton-SCOTT sent troops to the front of the chase with 10 kilometres to go. The advantage of Rosskopf and crew then diminished rapidly: 2’05” with 9 kilometres remaining… then it collapsed: 8 kilometres to go 1’45”; 7 kilometres to go 1’30”; 6 kilometres to go 1’10”; 5 kilometres to go 40”. Sorry Joey, not today.

The Tasmanian has been repeating his stage winning routine year after year, with team after team – Sky in 2014 and 2015, BMC Racing in 2016, 2017 and 2018, then with Trek-Segafredo in 2019… but then came a little surprise this January.

Matthew Holmes interrupted proceedings a little today. In his first WorldTour race with the Lotto Soudal team, the 26-year-old from Wigan in Britain, won the stage.

Holmes had been in the move with Rosskopf since the start of the day. His new team had issued its instructions and he seized the opportunity to show what he could do when told to race for himself.

“We also had both Matthew Holmes and Jonathan Dibben in the breakaway,” explained Herman Frison, the DS from Lotto Soudal. “We told Dibben, ‘You can go full, but Matthew just take your bottles and wait a little bit and see about the final…’

“In the final, the bunch was always looking at each other,” continued Frison. “In the last lap [their lead] was 2:30, I said, ‘Yes, one from the break can go for the victory.’

“Then in the final the chase was closing in fast but he took the wheel (of Richie) and he took the victory.”

What a surprise: for the crowd, the commentators, the team, and even the rider.

To win a WorldTour race for the first time is impressive. To drag race a rider like Richie Porte to the line and win? That the kind of result that gets a lot of attention. And the significance of the victory wasn’t lost on Holmes.

“I tried to not sprint every time that they [accelerated],” said the 26-year-old. “Everyone’s got power meters and you know everyone is on the limit so I just rode hard and sensible and then just had to go with Richie when he came past.

“He was obviously going a hell of a lot quicker than me up there, so he had no sprint left.”

This explains the fact that Porte finally got beaten on ‘his’ hill. But the win still created a ripple in the crowd.

When Holmes crossed the line, there were more than a few sideways glances from those watching on. There were raised eyebrows, confused expressions, and whispers uttered with such regularity amongst the crowd that the same private question that was being asked among friends almost became audible over the incessant replaying of the race’s theme song.

‘Who is that?’ Many asked. And eventually they found out. ‘Matthew Holmes.’

Word quickly spread. Matthew Holmes, eh? He can climb! Indeed, he can. We’ll talk more about him in the years to come, but first let’s recognise how Richie’s second place atop Old Willunga confirmed his status as the race champion in 2020. And we should also review the significant shake up of the top order of the general classification that came because of the few kilometres up the Old Willunga Hill.

Richie Porte

Richie Porte enjoys his victory.

It’s easy to say that Richie Porte’s second title is a result everyone expected today. Given that he began the final stage of the 2020 race ranked second overall, only two seconds behind the winner of the previous two editions, Daryl Impey (Mitchelton-SCOTT) the expectation was that he’d do that again, take the 10-second bonus for the stage win… and stroll away with the ochre jersey.

It didn’t exactly go that way even if he rolled back down the hill with the Overall Santos Ochre Leader’s Jersey, a broad smile and, surely, a strong sense of relief.

Porte did attack near his favourite spot. Everyone knew he would, including Mitchelton-SCOTT’s Grand Tour winner, the impressive (yet injured) Simon Yates who quickly responded to the Trek-Segafredo leader’s acceleration. That happened at 1,050 metres to go… give or take a metre.

It becomes easy to note the distance from the finish of Porte’s regular attack– this time it came when he looked up and saw the blue structure indicating one kilometre to go.

While the attack didn’t yield a stage win this time, it did get the reward that Trek-Segafredo had been working towards all week.

We’ll let the champion conclude this story with his observations of the finale of the last stage, the one won on his hill with an effort he’ll not forget in a while.

“There’s always little points where I hear the crowd,” said Porte once he’d arrived back at the race headquarters, the Hilton Adelaide, and answered questions from the media. “But unfortunately, I can’t really take it in.”

“That last 800 metres today bloody hurt. It was probably the most painful 800 metres of my life.

“You’ve got someone like Simon Yates sitting on your wheel [and] it’s not a given you’re going to drop him. So, I think that the crowds there today were just awesome, and it is electrifying to get to the top.

“Obviously, you don’t get to take it in too much because you’re in a different world of hurt. But the crowds there are just second to anything really… it’s like a Tour de France stage to be honest.”

There are recurring themes for Old Willunga, and Richie Porte’s attack is the most common. But, he was asked, does he realise exactly what effect he has on this fantastic ‘stadium’ for cycling when he weaves his magic. It is, after all, like a tunnel of noise that he’s passing through.

He may not realise it because he’s in there amongst the cheering. From the top, however, it’s possible to track his progress as the roar of the crowds announces his pending arrival at the top.

“I’ve heard that from people,” said Porte. “It’s maybe a little bit like when Cadel (Evans) attacked in the Geelong worlds (in 2010). You could hear all the Aussie fans cheering.

“I think the Willunga stage is a great day for Australian cycling.”

It must be. The crowds continue to return. The race fulfils its remit by luring people to South Australia to watch a bike race. And the riders respond by putting on a show.

Complete Results:

Stage 6 photos

151.5 kilometers raced at an average speed of 44.363 km/hr

1 HOLMES Matthew Lotto-Soudal 3hr 24min 54sec
2 PORTE Richie Trek-Segafredo @ 3sec
3 BOARO Manuele Astana 0:04
4 ARMIRAIL Bruno Groupama-FDJ 0:07
5 STORER Michael Team Sunweb s.t.
6 ULISSI Diego UAE-Team Emirates s.t.
7 GESCHKE Simon CCC Team s.t.
8 DENNIS Rohan Team INEOS s.t.
9 VAN BAARLE Dylan Team INEOS s.t.
10 YATES Simon Mitchelton-Scott 0:23
11 HAMILTON Lucas Mitchelton-Scott 0:26
12 SUNDERLAND Dylan NTT Pro Cycling s.t.
13 NOVAK Domen Bahrain-McLaren s.t.
14 FRAILE Omar Astana s.t.
15 PERNSTEINER Hermann Bahrain-McLaren s.t.
16 MARCATO Marco UAE-Team Emirates 0:29
17 HAAS Nathan Cofidis s.t.
18 LAENGEN Vegard UAE-Team Emirates s.t.
19 DEVENYNS Dries Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
20 IMPEY Daryl Mitchelton-Scott s.t.
21 BYSTROM Sven UAE-Team Emirates s.t.
22 POWLESS Neilson EF Pro Cycling s.t.
23 SIVAKOV Pavel Team INEOS s.t.
24 BENNETT George Jumbo-Visma s.t.
25 CATTANEO Mattia Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
26 RUTSCH Jonas EF Pro Cycling 0:35
27 HINDLEY Jai Team Sunweb 0:36
28 ROSSKOPF Joey CCC Team 0:38
29 DE BOD Stefan NTT Pro Cycling 0:43
30 BUITRAGO Santiago Bahrain-McLaren 0:44
31 PICCOLI James Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
32 BARDET Romain Ag2r La Mondiale 0:48
33 FELLINE Fabio Astana s.t.
34 SAMITIER Sergio Movistar 0:52
35 DRIZNERS Jarrad UniSA-Australia s.t.
36 STORK Florian Team Sunweb s.t.
37 FRANKINY Kilian Groupama-FDJ s.t.
38 GIBBONS Ryan NTT Pro Cycling 1:00
39 BATTISTELLA Samuele NTT Pro Cycling 1:04
40 ALMEIDA Joao Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
41 ARASHIRO Yukiya Bahrain-McLaren 1:10
42 CHEVRIER Clément Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
43 MAS Lluís Movistar s.t.
44 DOCKER Mitchell EF Pro Cycling 1:26
45 WYSS Danilo NTT Pro Cycling 1:29
46 DOMONT Axel Ag2r La Mondiale 1:33
47 POWER Robert Team Sunweb 1:38
48 TOLHOEK Antwan Jumbo-Visma 1:42
49 HARPER Chris Jumbo-Visma 1:46
50 GOLDSTEIN Omer Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
51 PIBERNIK Luka Bahrain-McLaren s.t.
52 ELISSONDE Kenny Trek-Segafredo 1:52
53 SCHELLING Ide Bora-hansgrohe 1:56
54 PRADES Eduard Movistar s.t.
55 JENNER Samuel UniSA-Australia 1:59
56 MORTON Lachlan EF Pro Cycling s.t.
57 CERNY Josef CCC Team s.t.
58 MEYER Cameron Mitchelton-Scott 2:15
59 WISNIOWSKI Lukasz CCC Team s.t.
60 BOIVIN Guillaume Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
61 ZABEL Rick Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
62 ROELANDTS Jürgen Movistar s.t.
63 SAGAN Juraj Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
64 GREIPEL André Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
65 MCCARTHY Jay Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
66 ARCAS Jorge Movistar s.t.
67 VENDRAME Andrea Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
68 ROWE Luke Team INEOS s.t.
69 FOMINYKH Daniil Astana s.t.
70 LOPEZ Juan Trek-Segafredo 2:20
71 BENEDETTI Cesare Bora-hansgrohe 3:18
72 VANBILSEN Kenneth Cofidis 3:38
73 DOULL Owain Team INEOS 3:46
74 EWAN Caleb Lotto-Soudal s.t.
75 HANSEN Adam Lotto-Soudal s.t.
76 CULLAIGH Gabriel Movistar s.t.
77 GRUZDEV Dmitriy Astana s.t.
78 SANCHEZ Luis Astana s.t.
79 HOFSTEDE Lennard Jumbo-Visma s.t.
80 SCOTSON Miles Groupama-FDJ s.t.
81 LIENHARD Fabian Groupama-FDJ 3:57
82 HOLLMANN Juri Movistar 4:27
83 KEUKELEIRE Jens EF Pro Cycling 4:33
84 VAN KEIRSBULCK Guillaume CCC Team 5:53
85 DOWSETT Alex Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
86 MORKOV Michael Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
87 BJERG Mikkel UAE-Team Emirates s.t.
88 ARCHBOLD Shane Deceuninck-Quick Step 6:01
89 HALVORSEN Kristoffer EF Pro Cycling 6:25
90 KANTER Max Team Sunweb s.t.
91 CONSONNI Simone Cofidis s.t.
92 DIBBEN Jonathan Lotto-Soudal 6:42
93 BAUER Jack Mitchelton-Scott 7:29
94 HEPBURN Michael Mitchelton-Scott 7:46
95 LE TURNIER Mathias Cofidis s.t.
96 SCULLY Tom EF Pro Cycling s.t.
97 DURBRIDGE Luke Mitchelton-Scott s.t.
98 KEISSE Iljo Deceuninck-Quick Step 7:52
99 LAAS Martin Bora-hansgrohe 7:54
100 LINDEMAN Bert-Jan Jumbo-Visma 8:03
101 ROOSEN Timo Jumbo-Visma s.t.
102 HALLER Marco Bahrain-McLaren 8:09
103 BENNETT Sam Deceuninck-Quick Step 8:53
104 SCOTT Cameron UniSA-Australia s.t.
105 WELSFORD Sam UniSA-Australia s.t.
106 RIES Michel Trek-Segafredo 9:32
107 REIJNEN Kiel Trek-Segafredo s.t.
108 DE GENDT Thomas Lotto-Soudal 10:03
109 VAN DER HOORN Taco Jumbo-Visma s.t.
110 KRAGH ANDERSEN Asbjørn Team Sunweb 10:12
111 GASTAUER Ben Ag2r La Mondiale 10:44
112 BOUCHARD Geoffrey Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
113 PHILIPSEN Jasper UAE-Team Emirates 11:04
114 VAN DER SANDE Tosh Lotto-Soudal s.t.
115 VENTOSO Francisco CCC Team s.t.
116 MATHIS Marco Cofidis s.t.
117 WHITE Nicholas UniSA-Australia 11:06
118 SCHWARZMANN Michael Bora-hansgrohe 12:04
119 BASKA Erik Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
120 KLUGE Roger Lotto-Soudal s.t.
121 DELAGE Mickaël Groupama-FDJ 12:42
122 SARREAU Marc Groupama-FDJ s.t.
123 TILLER Rasmus NTT Pro Cycling s.t.
124 NIZZOLO Giacomo NTT Pro Cycling s.t.
125 GUARNIERI Jacopo Groupama-FDJ s.t.
126 STANNARD Ian Team INEOS s.t.
127 SABATINI Fabio Cofidis s.t.
128 DAINESE Alberto Team Sunweb s.t.
129 VIVIANI Elia Cofidis s.t.
130 PEDERSEN Mads Trek-Segafredo 17:10
131 DE KORT Koen Trek-Segafredo s.t.
132 LAWLESS Chris Team INEOS s.t.

Final GC after stage 6:

870.2 kilometers raced at an average speed of 42.204 km/hr

1 PORTE Richie Trek-Segafredo 20hr 37min 8sec
2 ULISSI Diego UAE-Team Emirates @ 25sec
3 GESCHKE Simon CCC Team s.t.
4 DENNIS Rohan Team INEOS s.t.
5 VAN BAARLE Dylan Team INEOS s.t.
6 IMPEY Daryl Mitchelton-Scott 0:30
7 YATES Simon Mitchelton-Scott 0:37
8 BENNETT George Jumbo-Visma 0:46
9 HAMILTON Lucas Mitchelton-Scott 0:52
10 PERNSTEINER Hermann Bahrain-McLaren 0:54
11 BYSTROM Sven Erik UAE-Team Emirates 0:57
12 DEVENYNS Dries Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
13 CATTANEO Mattia Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
14 HAAS Nathan Cofidis 1:00
15 POWLESS Neilson EF Pro Cycling 1:05
16 SIVAKOV Pavel Team INEOS s.t.
17 FRAILE Omar Astana 1:06
18 HINDLEY Jai Team Sunweb 1:12
19 BUITRAGO Santiago Bahrain-McLaren 1:20
20 FRANKINY Kilian Groupama-FDJ 1:28
21 FELLINE Fabio Astana 1:35
22 DRIZNERS Jarrad UniSA-Australia 1:36
23 ROSSKOPF Joey CCC Team 1:37
24 STORK Florian Team Sunweb 1:39
25 PICCOLI James Israel Start-Up Nation 1:43
26 GIBBONS Ryan NTT Pro Cycling 1:47
27 POWER Robert Team Sunweb 1:48
28 MAS Lluís Movistar 1:57
29 ARASHIRO Yukiya Bahrain-McLaren s.t.
30 CHEVRIER Clément Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
31 MARCATO Marco UAE-Team Emirates 2:07
32 HARPER Chris Jumbo-Visma 2:22
33 HOLMES Matthew Lotto-Soudal 2:39
34 WYSS Danilo NTT Pro Cycling 2:40
35 LAENGEN Vegard UAE-Team Emirates 3:00
36 VENDRAME Andrea Ag2r La Mondiale 3:02
37 GREIPEL André Israel Start-Up Nation 3:35
38 BARDET Romain Ag2r La Mondiale 3:39
39 STORER Michael Team Sunweb 4:07
40 ELISSONDE Kenny Trek-Segafredo 4:11
41 PIBERNIK Luka Bahrain-McLaren 4:18
42 SANCHEZ Luis Astana 4:26
43 PRADES Eduard Movistar s.t.
44 MEYER Cameron Mitchelton-Scott 4:27
45 BOARO Manuele Astana 4:42
46 ARMIRAIL Bruno Groupama-FDJ 4:58
47 ZABEL Rick Israel Start-Up Nation 5:19
48 WISNIOWSKI Lukasz CCC Team 5:20
49 ARCAS Jorge Movistar 5:24
50 ROELANDTS Jürgen Movistar 5:51
51 EWAN Caleb Lotto-Soudal 5:58
52 DE BOD Stefan NTT Pro Cycling 6:09
53 TOLHOEK Antwan Jumbo-Visma 6:54
54 LOPEZ Juan Trek-Segafredo 6:56
55 KEUKELEIRE Jens EF Pro Cycling 7:16
56 BATTISTELLA Samuele NTT Pro Cycling 7:26
57 SCOTSON Miles Groupama-FDJ 8:29
58 HOLLMANN Juri Movistar 9:23
59 SAMITIER Sergio Movistar 9:56
60 BENEDETTI Cesare Bora-hansgrohe 10:26
61 CERNY Josef CCC Team 10:39
62 ALMEIDA Joao Deceuninck-Quick Step 10:46
63 SUNDERLAND Dylan NTT Pro Cycling 10:53
64 MORKOV Michael Deceuninck-Quick Step 11:05
65 HALVORSEN Kristoffer EF Pro Cycling 11:11
66 LIENHARD Fabian Groupama-FDJ 11:30
67 DOMONT Axel Ag2r La Mondiale 11:49
68 RUTSCH Jonas EF Pro Cycling 12:35
69 ROOSEN Timo Jumbo-Visma 12:37
70 CONSONNI Simone Cofidis 13:21
71 PHILIPSEN Jasper UAE-Team Emirates 13:39
72 GOLDSTEIN Omer Israel Start-Up Nation 13:40
73 BENNETT Sam Deceuninck-Quick Step 14:12
74 CULLAIGH Gabriel Movistar 14:36
75 KANTER Max Team Sunweb 15:01
76 HANSEN Adam Lotto-Soudal 15:49
77 MCCARTHY Jay Bora-hansgrohe 16:06
78 HOFSTEDE Lennard Jumbo-Visma s.t.
79 HALLER Marco Bahrain-McLaren 16:32
80 DOULL Owain Team INEOS 16:48
81 BJERG Mikkel UAE-Team Emirates 16:53
82 VAN DER SANDE Tosh Lotto-Soudal s.t.
83 DURBRIDGE Luke Mitchelton-Scott 17:03
84 SAGAN Juraj Bora-hansgrohe 17:08
85 FOMINYKH Daniil Astana 18:03
86 LE TURNIER Mathias Cofidis 18:48
87 KLUGE Roger Lotto-Soudal 18:52
88 VENTOSO Francisco CCC Team 19:00
89 VANBILSEN Kenneth Cofidis s.t.
90 TILLER Rasmus NTT Pro Cycling 19:04
91 ARCHBOLD Shane Deceuninck-Quick Step 19:14
92 GASTAUER Ben Ag2r La Mondiale 19:25
93 DOWSETT Alex Israel Start-Up Nation 19:43
94 JENNER Samuel UniSA-Australia 20:04
95 BOIVIN Guillaume Israel Start-Up Nation 20:33
96 GRUZDEV Dmitriy Astana 21:17
97 SARREAU Marc Groupama-FDJ 21:23
98 VAN KEIRSBULCK Guillaume CCC Team 21:31
99 SCHELLING Ide Bora-hansgrohe 22:39
100 NIZZOLO Giacomo NTT Pro Cycling 22:57
101 VIVIANI Elia Cofidis 23:02
102 BOUCHARD Geoffrey Ag2r La Mondiale 23:06
103 MORTON Lachlan EF Pro Cycling 23:19
104 NOVAK Domen Bahrain-McLaren 23:20
105 DIBBEN Jonathan Lotto-Soudal 23:34
106 ROWE Luke Team INEOS 23:48
107 HEPBURN Michael Mitchelton-Scott 24:15
108 SCULLY Tom EF Pro Cycling 26:11
109 RIES Michel Trek-Segafredo 26:40
110 LAAS Martin Bora-hansgrohe 26:44
111 LINDEMAN Bert-Jan Jumbo-Visma 27:44
112 SCHWARZMANN Michael Bora-hansgrohe 28:19
113 DE GENDT Thomas Lotto-Soudal 28:40
114 DAINESE Alberto Team Sunweb 29:36
115 SCOTT Cameron UniSA-Australia 29:39
116 WELSFORD Sam UniSA-Australia 30:00
117 STANNARD Ian Team INEOS s.t.
118 BAUER Jack Mitchelton-Scott 30:46
119 VAN DER HOORN Taco Jumbo-Visma 31:17
120 LAWLESS Chris Team INEOS 31:59
121 GUARNIERI Jacopo Groupama-FDJ 32:48
122 DOCKER Mitchell EF Pro Cycling 32:50
123 KEISSE Iljo Deceuninck-Quick Step 34:05
124 BASKA Erik Bora-hansgrohe 34:39
125 WHITE Nicholas UniSA-Australia 34:55
126 KRAGH ANDERSEN Asbjørn Team Sunweb 35:49
127 REIJNEN Kiel Trek-Segafredo 36:54
128 SABATINI Fabio Cofidis 37:04
129 DE KORT Koen Trek-Segafredo 39:07
130 MATHIS Marco Cofidis 39:09
131 DELAGE Mickaël Groupama-FDJ 46:11
132 PEDERSEN Mads Trek-Segafredo 49:21

Stage 6 photos by Fotoreporter Sirotti:

Peloton

A long, strung-out peloton

Peloton

Lots of different terrain in this stage.

Mads Pedersen

World road champion Mads Pedersen

Rosskopf, Joey; Armirail, Bruno

Joey Rosskopf & Bruno Armirail on Willunga Hill

Pavel Sivakov

Pavel Sivakov won the Best Young Rider classification.

Daryl Impey

Daryl Impey works to limit his losses on Willunga Hill.

Matthew Holmes

Matthew Holmes leads Richie Porte to the finish.

Matthew Holmes

Matthew Holmes wins stage six.

Rohan Dennis

Rohan Dennis crosses the line.

Richie Porte

Richie Porte just after the stage.

Daryl Impey

Daryl Impey just after the stage finish. He knows he did not win the Tour Down Under this year.

Nathan Haas

Nathan Haas after the stage. It was clearly a very hard day at the office.

Matthew Holmes

Stage winner Matthew Holmes

Team INEOS

INEOS won the Team Classification

Richie Porte

2020 Tour Down Under winner Richie Porte

Stage 6 map & profile:

Tour Down Under Stage 6 map


Saturday, January 25: Stage 5, Glenelg - Victor Harbor, 149.1 km

Stage 5 complete results, stage story, photos, map & profile

Giacomo Nizzolo

Giacomo Nizzolo wins stage five.

Results:

1 NIZZOLO Giacomo NTT Pro Cycling 3hr 32min 45sec
2 CONSONNI Simone Cofidis s.t.
3 BENNETT Sam Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
4 MORKOV Michael Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
5 PHILIPSEN Jasper UAE-Team Emirates s.t.
6 GREIPEL André Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
7 HALVORSEN Kristoffer EF Pro Cycling s.t.
8 EWAN Caleb Lotto-Soudal s.t.
9 FELLINE Fabio Astana s.t.
10 IMPEY Daryl Mitchelton-Scott s.t.

GC after stage 5:

1 IMPEY Daryl Mitchelton-Scott 17hr 12min 15sec
2 PORTE Richie Trek-Segafredo @ 2sec
3 POWER Robert Team Sunweb 0:09
4 YATES Simon Mitchelton-Scott 0:13
5 BENNETT George Jumbo-Visma 0:16
6 ULISSI Diego UAE-Team Emirates 0:17
7 GESCHKE Simon CCC Team s.t.
8 DENNIS Rohan Team INEOS s.t.
9 VAN BAARLE Dylan Team INEOS s.t.
10 HAMILTON Lucas Mitchelton-Scott 0:25

Friday, January 24: Stage 4, Norwood - Murray Bridge, 152.8 km

Stage 4 complete results, stage story, photos, map and profile

Caleb Ewan

Caleb Ewan wins again. Sirotti photo

Complete Results:

1 EWAN Caleb Lotto-Soudal 3hr 29min 8sec
2 BENNETT Sam Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
3 PHILIPSEN Jasper UAE-Team Emirates s.t.
4 GREIPEL André Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
5 DAINESE Alberto Team Sunweb s.t.
6 LAAS Martin Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
7 NIZZOLO Giacomo NTT Pro Cycling s.t.
8 BASKA Erik Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
9 SARREAU Marc Groupama-FDJ s.t.
10 MORKOV Michael Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.

GC after stage 4:

1 PORTE Richie Trek-Segafredo 13hr 39min 32sec
2 IMPEY Daryl Mitchelton-Scott @ 3sec
3 POWER Robert Team Sunweb 0:08
4 YATES Simon Mitchelton-Scott 0:11
5 BENNETT George Jumbo-Visma 0:14
6 ULISSI Diego UAE-Team Emirates 0:15
7 GESCHKE Simon CCC Team s.t.
8 DENNIS Rohan Team INEOS s.t.
9 VAN BAARLE Dylan Team INEOS s.t.
10 HAMILTON Lucas Mitchelton-Scott 0:23

Thursday, January 23: Stage 3, Unley - Paracombe, 131 km

Stage 3 complete results, stage story, photos, map and profile

Richie Porte

The stage and the GC lead are Richie Porte's. Sirotti photo

Results:

1 PORTE Richie Trek-Segafredo 3hr 14min 9sec
2 POWER Robert Team Sunweb @ 5sec
3 YATES Simon Mitchelton-Scott s.t.
4 DENNIS Rohan Team INEOS s.t.
5 ULISSI Diego UAE-Team Emirates s.t.
6 IMPEY Daryl Mitchelton-Scott s.t.
7 VAN BAARLE Dylan Team INEOS s.t.
8 GESCHKE Simon CCC Team s.t.
9 BENNETT George Jumbo-Visma s.t.
10 HAMILTON Lucas Mitchelton-Scott 0:13

GC after stage 3

1 PORTE Richie Trek-Segafredo 10hr 10min 24sec
2 IMPEY Daryl Mitchelton-Scott @ 6sec
3 POWER Robert Team Sunweb 0:09
4 YATES Simon Mitchelton-Scott 0:11
5 BENNETT George Jumbo-Visma 0:14
6 ULISSI Diego UAE-Team Emirates 0:15
7 GESCHKE Simon CCC Team s.t.
8 DENNIS Rohan Team INEOS s.t.
9 VAN BAARLE Dylan Team INEOS s.t.
10 HAMILTON Lucas Mitchelton-Scott 0:23

Wednesday, January 22: Stage 2, Woodside - Stirling, 135.8 km

Stage 2 complete results, stage story, photos, map & profile

Caleb Ewan

Caleb Ewan is the day's fastest man. Sirotti photo

Results:

1 EWAN Caleb Lotto-Soudal 3hr 27min 31sec
2 IMPEY Daryl Mitchelton-Scott s.t.
3 HAAS Nathan Cofidis s.t.
4 PHILIPSEN Jasper UAE-Team Emirates s.t.
5 FELLINE Fabio Astana s.t.
6 VENDRAME Andrea Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
7 ROOSEN Timo Jumbo-Visma s.t.
8 SANCHEZ Luis León Astana s.t.
9 ULISSI Diego UAE-Team Emirates s.t.
10 BENNETT George Jumbo-Visma s.t.

GC after stage 2:

1 EWAN Caleb Lotto-Soudal 6hr 56min 15sec
2 BENNETT Sam Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
3 IMPEY Daryl Mitchelton-Scott @ 1sec
4 PHILIPSEN Jasper UAE-Team Emirates 0:04
5 HAAS Nathan Cofidis 0:05
6 DRIZNERS Jarrad UniSA-Australia 0:07
7 SUNDERLAND Dylan NTT Pro Cycling 0:08
8 LAWLESS Chris Team INEOS s.t.
9 MCCARTHY Jay Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
10 BENNETT George Jumbo-Visma 0:09

Tuesday, January 21: Stage 1, Tanunda-Tanunda, 150 km

Stage 1 complete results, stage story, photos, map & profile

Sam Bennett

Sam Bennett (on the right) takes a close one to win the stage. Sirotti photo

Results:

1 BENNETT Sam Deceuninck-Quick Step 3hr 28min 54sec
2 PHILIPSEN Jasper UAE-Team Emirates s.t.
3 BASKA Erik Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
4 VIVIANI Elia Cofidis s.t.
5 GREIPEL André Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
6 HALVORSEN Kristoffer EF Pro Cycling s.t.
7 EWAN Caleb Lotto-Soudal s.t.
8 SARREAU Marc Groupama-FDJ s.t.
9 WELSFORD Sam UniSA-Australia s.t.
10 DAINESE Alberto Team Sunweb s.t.

GC after Stage 1:

1 BENNETT Sam Deceuninck-Quick Step 3hr 28min 44sec
2 PHILIPSEN Jasper UAE-Team Emirates @ 4sec
3 BASKA Erik Bora-hansgrohe 0:06
4 IMPEY Daryl Mitchelton-Scott 0:07
5 DRIZNERS Jarrad UniSA-Australia s.t.
6 LAWLESS Chris Team INEOS 0:08
7 SUNDERLAND Dylan NTT Pro Cycling s.t.
8 HAAS Nathan Cofidis 0:09
9 STORER Michael Team Sunweb s.t.
10 VIVIANI Elia Cofidis 0:10

Sunday, January 19: Schwalbe Classic: Adelaide, Australia, 30 laps x 1.7 km circuit = 51.0 km

2020 Schwalbe Classic complete results, stage story, photos & map

Caleb Ewan

Caleb Ewan is the day's fastest rider. Sirotti photo

Results:

1 EWAN, Caleb (Lotto Soudal) 1hr 4min29sec
2 VIVIANI, Elia (Cofidis) s.t.
3 CONSONNI, Simone (Cofidis) s.t.
4 PHILIPSEN, Jasper (UAE Team Emirates) s.t.
5 HALVORSEN, Kristoffer (EF Pro Cycling) s.t.
6 DAINESE, Alberto (Team Sunweb) s.t.
7 MORKOV, Michael (Deceuninck-Quick Step) s.t.
8 WELSFORD, Sam (UniSA-Australia) s.t.
9 LAWLESS, Christopher (Team Ineos) s.t.
10 NIZZOLO, Giacomo (NTT Pro Cycling) s.t.

Team presentation photos by Fotoreporter Sirotti, January18, 2020:

Robbie McEwen

MC Robbie McEwen

Caleb Ewan

Robbie McEwan interviews Caleb Ewan.

Team Movistar

Team Movistar

George Bennett

George Bennett

Arashiro, Yukiya

Yukiya Arashiro

Mads Pedersen

World Road Champion Mads Pedersen

Andre Greipel

André Greipel is riding for Israel Start-Up Nation this year.

Sam Bennett

Sam Bennett

Team Ag2r

Team Ag2r La Mondiale

Rohan Dennis

Rohan Dennis

Team Bora-hansgorhe

Team Bora-hansgrohe

Elia viviani

Elia Viviani

Team EF Education First

Team EF Education First

Team Sunweb

Team Sunweb


Start list with back numbers, January 18, 2020:

Mitchelton-Scott
1 IMPEY Daryl
2 YATES Simon
3 BAUER Jack
4 DURBRIDGE Luke
5 HAMILTON Lucas
6 HEPBURN Michael
7 MEYER Cameron
Trek-Segafredo
11 PORTE Richie
12 PEDERSEN Mads
13 ELISSONDE Kenny
14 RIES Michel
15 LOPEZ Juan
16 REIJNEN Kiel
17 DE KORT Koen
Ag2r La Mondiale
21 BARDET Romain
22 BOUCHARD Geoffrey
23 CHEVRIER Clement
24 DOMONT Axel
25 GASTAUER Ben
26 VENDRAME Andrea
27 WARBASSE Larry
Lotto-Soudal
31 EWAN Caleb
32 DE GENDT Thomas
33 HANSEN Adam
34 HOLMES Matthew
35 KLUGE Roger
36 DIBBEN Jonathan
37 VAN DER SANDE Tosh
Cofidis
41 VIVIANI Elia
42 CONSONNI Simone
43 HAAS Nathan
44 LE TURNIER Mathias
45 MATHIS Marco
46 SABATINI Fabio
47 VANBILSEN Kenneth
Deceuninck-Quick Step
51 BENNETT Sam
52 ALMEIDA Joao
53 ARCHBOLD Shane
54 CATTANEO Mattia
55 DEVENYNS Dries
56 KEISSE Iljo
57 MORKOV Michael
Team INEOS
61 DENNIS Rohan
62 DOULL Owain
63 LAWLESS Christopher
64 ROWE Luke
65 SIVAKOV Pavel
66 STANNARD Ian
67 VAN BAARLE Dylan
CCC TEAM
71 VAN KEIRSBULCK Guillaume
72 CERNY Josef
73 GESCHKE Simon
74 ROSSKOPF Joey
75 SAJNOK Szymon
76 VENTOSO Francisco
77 WISNIOWSKI Lukasz
Israel Start-Up Nation
81 GREIPEL André
82 BOIVIN Guillaume
83 DOWSETT Alex
84 GOLDSTEIN Omer
85 HERMANS Ben
86 PICCOLI James
87 ZABEL Rick
UAE-Team Emirates
91 PHILIPSEN Jasper
92 BYSTROM Sven Erik
93 BJERG Mikkel
94 LAENGEN Vegard Stake
95 MARCATO Marco
96 RIABUSHENKO Aliaksandr
97 ULISSI Diego
Bora-hansgrohe
101 MCCARTHY Jay
102 BASKA Erik
103 BENEDETTI Cesare
104 LAAS Martin
105 SAGAN Juraj
106 SCHELLING Ide
107 SCHWARZMANN Michael
Astana
111 SANCHEZ Luis Leon
112 BOARO Manuele
113 FOMINYKH Daniil
114 DE VREESE Laurens
115 FELLINE Fabio
116 FRAILE Omar
117 GRUZDEV Dmitriy
Sunweb
121 HINDLEY Jai
122 POWER Robert
123 STORER Michael
124 DAINESE Alberto
125 KANTER Max
126 KRAGH ANDERSEN Asbjørn
127 STORK Florian
Groupama-FDJ
131 SCOTSON Miles
132 ARMIRAIL Bruno
133 FRANKINY Kilian
134 DELAGE Mickael
135 LIENHARD Fabian
136 SARREAU Marc
137 GUARNIERI Jacopo
Movistar
141 ROELANDTS Jurgen
142 CULLAIGH Gabriel
143 HOLLMANN Juri
144 ARCAS PEÑA Jorge
145 MAS BONET Lluis
146 PRADES Eduard
147 SAMITIER Sergio
NTT Pro Cycling
151 NIZZOLO Giacomo
152 GIBBONS Ryan
153 BATTISTELLA Samuele
154 WYSS Danilo
155 DE BOD Stefan
156 TILLER Rasmus
157 SUNDERLAND Dylan
Jumbo-Visma
161 BENNETT George
162 HARPER Chris
163 HOFSTEDE Lennard
164 ROOSEN Timo
165 LINDEMAN Bertjan
166 TOLHOEK Antwan
167 VAN DER HOORN Taco
Bahrain McLaren
171 ARASHIRO Yukiya
172 NOVAK Domen
173 VALLS FERRI Rafael
174 HALLER Marco
175 PERNSTEINER Hermann
176 PIBERNIK Luka
177 BUITRAGO Santiago
EF Education First
181 HALVORSEN Kristoffer
182 DOCKER Mitchell
183 KEUKELEIRE Jens
184 MORTON Lachlan
185 SCULLY Thomas
186 POWLESS Neilson
187 RUTSCH Jonas
UniSA-Australia
191 WHITE Nicholas
192 LINDORFF Tyler
193 JENNER Samuel
194 DRIZNERS Jarrad
195 WELSFORD Samuel
196 O'BRIEN Kelland
197 SCOTT Cameron