Can anyone beat Richie Porte on Willunga Hill at the Tour Down Under?

Queen stage awaits the riders tomorrow

Richie Porte attacks on stage two of the 2017 Tour Down Under

(Image credit: Watson)

The Tour Down Under reaches its traditional climax on Willunga Hill on Saturday, but although this stage has proved crucial in the past, in 2017 the race might already be over.

Home-favourite Richie Porte produced an excellent performance on the uphill finish into Paracombe on stage two to open up a 20 second gap over his nearest challenger Gorka Izaguirre, with Esteban Chaves two seconds further back in third.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.