Matthew Holmes says he's 'never really raced up climbs' after beating Richie Porte at the Tour Down Under

The Brit beat Richie Porte to take a stage win in his first-ever WorldTour race

Matthew Holmes wins stage six of the Tour Down Under 2020 (Brenton Edwards/AFP via Getty Images)

(Image credit: AFP via Getty Images)

It was always going to take something special to end Richie Porte's reign on Willunga Hill. The Tasmanian, while only winning his second overall title at the Tour Down Under at the 2020 edition, has been unbeaten on the race's often decisive climb since 2014.

That something special to break Porte's record would prove to be a rider taking his first-ever professional win in his debut WorldTour race.

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