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2018 Tour Down Under

Simon Gerrans celebrates winning the 2014 Road Nationals

The 2018 Tour Down Under was spread across six stages, each throwing up different challenges for the riders. The race will ran from January 13 to 21 and was won by Daryl Impey.

The South African, riding for the Michelton-Scott team, won the race by way of a countback over home crowd favourite Richie Porte (BMC Racing), who almost claimed the prize during Stage 5 up Willunga Hill. Instead, the two finished with exactly the same time at the end of the six days with neither able to get among the time bonuses on the final stage around Adelaide.

The podium was rounded out by Tom-Jelte Slagter (Team Dimension Data), with the Dutchman finishing 16 seconds behind.

The mountain honours were claimed by Nicholas Dlamini (Dimension Data), while the sprinter’s jersey was won by Slovakian Peter Sagan of Team Bora–Hansgrohe.

Stage Route Distance Date
People’s Choice Classic Wakefield Road, Adelaide 50.6km Sunday, January 14
Stage 1 Port Adelaide to Lyndoch 145km Tuesday, January 16
Stage 2 Unley to Stirling 148.6km Wednesday, January 17
Stage 3 Glenelg to Victor Harbor 146.5km Thursday, January 18
Stage 4 Norwood to Uraidla 128.2km Friday, January 19
Stage 5 McLaren Vale to Willunga Hill 151.5 km Saturday, January 20
Stage 6 Adelaide 90 km Sunday, January 21