Oscar Onley, Isaac del Toro proud but disappointed as both miss out on Tour Down Under victory

Scot finishes fourth, Mexican second, as breakthrough weeks end in dismay

Isaac del Toro
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The problem with high expectations is that however narrowly you miss them, it ends in disappointment. This was the fate that befell Oscar Onley (dsm-firmenich PostNL) and Isaac del Toro (UAE Team Emirates) on Sunday, with the pair producing standout performances at the Tour Down Under over the past week, but neither winning overall.

Onley, 21, and Del Toro, 20, won their first WorldTour races this week, showcasing not just their potential but their present ability, but they could not match Stevie Williams on stage six, as the Welshman won the stage and the overall.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.