Tour Down Under: De La Cruz 23rd on Willunga Hill
The fifth stage in the Santos Tour Down Under finished on the well known Willunga Hill. Etixx - Quick-Step rider David De La Cruz stayed near the GC riders and finished 23rd.
Richie Porte (Team Sky) and Rohan Dennis (BMC) battled for the stage win and the overall lead in the racce. Porte took a small gap on the final climb. It was enough for the stage win, but not enough to take over the lead from Dennis. Dennis still has a 2 seconds margin on Porte.
De La Cruz finished 1'23" behind Porte as 23rd and first rider of Etixx - Quick-Step. Maxime Bouet had some trouble after yesterday`s crash and lost more than 2 minutes. He finished 27th.