Stephen Williams (Israel-Premier Tech) wins the final stage and the overall at the 2024 Tour Down Under in Mount Lofty. The Brit calmly covered all attacks in the final kilometres before opening up his sprint with 150 metres to go to claim his first stage win this week.
Jhonnatan Narvaez (Ineos Grenadiers) finished a close second, and Isaac del Toro (UAE Team Emirates) was third in the final stage and in the general classification.
The general classification battle came to life in the final two kilometres after the Ineos Grenadiers led the peloton to catch the final breakaway rider on the lower slopes of Mt Lofty. First, Chris Harper accelerated first causing a split in the peloton and then Del Toro attacked which strung out the select group and brielfy caught Williams out of position.
The Mexican rider was caught by Narvaez, Williams, Laurence Pithie (Groupama-FDJ) and Bart Lemmen (Visma-Lease A Bike). Pithie and then Del Toro each took a turn but Williams covered everything until he powered away and no one could match his pace.
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