Mount Lofty returns for the final day of racing. After leaving Unley, the peloton will tackle the sharp climb to Windy Point just under four kilometres into the 128.2km stage 6. The route then continues into the Adelaide Hills for an extended loop through towns including Mylor, Aldgate, Uraidla, Stirling, Crafers and Bridgewater. The peloton will be passing over Mount Lofty twice this year before then taking one more run up to the top to decide the final winner on the summit
Runner-up on stage 5 Stephen Williams (Israel-Premier Tech) tops the GC tied on time with Oscar Onley (dsm-firmenich PostNL). Jhonatan Narvaez (Ineos Grenadiers) is in third, and stage 2 winner Isaac del Toro (UAE Team Emirates) in fourth, both five seconds back. Then, at 13 seconds, it is Julian Alaphilippe (Soudal-QuickStep), Bart Lemmen (Visma-Lease a Bike) and Simon Yates (Jayco-AlUla).
21-year old Onley, who won stage 5, also tops the best young rider classification. Triple stage winner Sam Welsford (BORA-hansgrohe) leads the points classification. And Luke Burns (Australia) leads the mountain classification.
Welcome to Cyclingnews’ live coverage of the final 6 of the Tour Down Under. The stage starts at 11:10am local time or 12:30am GMT and finishes roughly four hours later.