Luke Burns (Australian National Team) took top KOM points the first time up Willunga Hill and consolidated his lead in the king of the mountain classification.
“We had a few different plans today, and it worked well, that the break was caught at the bottom, it wasn’t too flat out up the climb, and I could sneak across for the maximum points.”
“Damo’s [Damien Howson] been awesome this whole week. I’m actually rooming with him as well, so it’s been great learning from him. And then he had an awesome ride the second time up as well so hopefully we can support him tomorrow.”
“Now that the pressure’s up a little bit for myself, we’ll chat about it. But we’ll try and defend his position and maybe sneak him up a few spots as well.”
“And then the second time up [Willunga Hill], I was put into the bottom in a nice position by the boys and then was able to follow the attacks at the end. And have have a bit of a sprint as well. So to come away with this jersey with one day left, I’m really happy. One more day, to try and defend.” – Stephen Williams
Williams takes over the GC lead with one stage to go. Onley is now second, with the same time as Williams. Narvaez moved up to third place overall, five seconds back. Leader into the stage Del Toro dropped to fourth, also at five seconds in arrears.
Oscar Onley outclimbed the pre-race favourites to win the Tour Down Under stage 5 in Willunga Hill ahead of Stephen Williams (Israel-Premier Tech).
“It’s quite an iconic climb, I think. And to put my name on there is very special,” Onley said.
“It’s pretty incredible. I knew I was in good form coming here, and I really wanted to do something on his stages, but yeah, against these guys, I wasn’t really sure. I’m really grateful to everyone that’s helped get this one.”
Stephen Williams (Israel-Premier Tech) finished second on the stage and Jhonnatan Narvaez (Ineos Grenadiers) was third.
And Onley takes the win!
Alaphilippe goes over the top but he is chased
Inside 500 metres to go, Yates have 8 riders on his wheel.
Yates attacks with Narvaez on his wheel!