Tour Down Under Stage 5 :: Australia Day Win!

by CyclingTips


I always say it – a great stage race is one where you don’t know the overall winner until end. We saw how good Tom Slagter (Blanco) was in Stirling and today he put on a tremendous effort to bridge up to Gerro and take the overall lead. I never would have expected Geraint Thomas to falter and lose the race on a climb after showing such good form on stage 2. Tomorrow’s stage is nothing more than a formality and barring disaster Slagter will take home the biggest win of his promising career. Happy Australia Day everyone. Apologies for the brief post but I’m going out to celebrate!

Bernie Sulzberger came in 39th in today's stage (1:36 down) and we can see his Strava data here (however, I feel there is something wrong with the 422 watt average power. It is probably 100 watts too high). He came in 3rd in the Old Willunga Hill leaderboard behind Luke Roberts and Jussi Veikkanen (FDJ). All of their times are in the 8 minute range.

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