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Photo gallery: Stage 6 of the 2017 Santos Tour Down Under

And so another edition of the Santos Tour Down Under comes to a close. In the end just two riders won stages at this year’s six-stage event: Richie Porte (two stages and the overall) and Caleb Ewan (four stages). When the finish was flat, it was Ewan who won; when it was uphill, Porte did. …

Richie Porte wins the 2017 Tour Down Under, Caleb Ewan takes a fourth stage win

ADELAIDE, Australia (CT) – History will show that Richie Porte (BMC) won the 2017 Tour Down Under on stage 2 when he rode into Paracombe on his own. His win on Willunga Hill three days later — his fourth straight victory on that climb — only padded out his eventual winning margin. Of course, the …

Behind closed doors at the Tour Down Under with Katusha-Alpecin

It’s not often that a WorldTour team will let journalists behind closed doors, to see the inner workings of a team at a professional bike race. But at this year’s Santos Tour Down Under Katusha-Alpecin were good enough to do just that. CyclingTips’ Australian editor Matt de Neef spent a day with the now-Swiss-registered outfit …

Peter Sagan on dealing with fame: Going from supermarket anonymity to Monaco glitz

When was the last time you ventured in to a supermarket? It’s not a question that’s usually asked in an interview with a professional. For some, supermarket shopping is a weekly task. For some there’s no need with the advent of home delivery services. But for Peter Sagan it’s an ordeal, so much so that …

Photo gallery: Stage 5 of the 2017 Santos Tour Down Under

Richie Porte and Willunga Hill. It’s a relationship that’s defined the penultimate stage of the Tour Down Under since 2014. Today’s victory, Porte’s fourth consecutive on the hill, was perhaps his most impressive to date. He didn’t need to attack. He could have sat in and just followed the moves of his rivals, leaning on …

Porte solos to fourth consecutive Willunga win at the Tour Down Under

WILLUNGA HILL, Australia (CT) – For a record-extending fourth time in a row, Richie Porte (BMC) has ridden away from his rivals to take a stunning solo win on Willunga Hill at the Santos Tour Down Under. Porte, in the ochre jersey of overall leader, marked early attacks on the 3km finishing climb, before making …

Nathan Haas fights his way to Tour Down Under podium: ‘I can’t believe what I just did’

WILLUNGA HILL, Austalia (CT) – While Richie Porte (BMC) was riding away to his four straight win on Willunga Hill, Nathan Haas (Dimension Data) was battling his way towards an impressive career-best finish at the Tour Down Under. Haas was dropped when the pace increased early on the second and final ascent of Willunga Hill …

Your Saturday Daily News Digest

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Caleb Ewan claims sprint hat-trick at the Tour Down Under, Porte poised for Willunga defence; Cookson defends Sutton over bullying claims, says he has a great respect for him; Tour Down Under boss pushing for World Championships in 2020; Court to rule in case involving Thomas Dekker tell-all book; …

Photo gallery: Stage 4 of the 2017 Santos Tour Down Under

Four stages of the 2017 Santos Tour Down Under, three wins for Caleb Ewan (Orica-Scott). If you include the People’s Choice Classic criterium the equation is four from five. Go back even further and you can add the Australian National criterium title and a stage of the Bay Crits. In short: it’s been an impressive …

Thereabouts 3: Discovering Colombia premiere

On Friday, January 20 at 6:30pm (Adelaide time), we will be hosting the premiere of Thereabouts 3: Discovering Colombia. For those of you who cannot make the live screening in Adelaide (sold out), you can see it here on CyclingTips where it will be launched at the same time. All of the Thereabouts films have …

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