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Stage 6

A relatively easy start to the final stage of the 2015 edition of the Santos Tour Down Under. Laurent Didier (Trek), Lasse Norman Hansen (Cannondale-Garmin) and Manuele Boaro (Tinkoff-Saxo) were the first to get away. A chase group of four including Alex Edmondson (UniSA) and Geraint Thomas (Sky) bridged across. The seven rider group was too dangerous and at the end of lap one it was all back together.

A five rider break of Nathan Haas (Cannondale-Garmin), Calvin Watson (Trek), Greg Henderson (Lotto-Soudal), Manuele Boaro (Tinkoff-Saxo) and Alexis Gougeard (Ag2r La Mondiale) quickly built up an advantage of around 20 seconds. Giampaolo Caruso (Katusha) attempted to bridge across but couldn't make it.

At the start of lap eight, with the first sprint at the end of the lap the peloton had the break in their sights with Orica-GreenEDGE leading, ahead of BMC and Sky. Heading towards the line break was caught by Orica-GreenEDGE who launched Impey to take the three seconds bonus. Nobody else was interested with Hayman taking second and BMC's Michael Schar covered the moved just in case taking third.

After the sprint Lars Bak (Lotto-Soudal), Christopher Juul-Jensen (Tinkoff-Saxo), Lars Boom (Astana), Alex Howes (Cannondale-Garmin), Peter Kennaugh (Sky) and Manuele Boaro (Tinkoff-Saxo) took advantage of the slowing of the pace. Having missed both moves of the day UniSA's Miles Scotson attacked, attempting to bridge across.

The gap continued to hover between one minute and one minute and 15 seconds with no team really interested in chasing. With no threats to the general classification in the break BMC was happy to just set tempo on the front. With around five laps remaining the teams of the sprinters finally moved towards the front with the gap falling slightly.

Heading towards the start of the final lap a crash in the middle of the peloton forced a big split with most of the general classification riders ahead of the crash. IAM took to the front with Orica-GreenEDGE heading in to the sprint. A messy final with former Tour De L'avenir stage winner Wouter Wippert having a fastest finish to come through and take the win. Heinrich Haussler (IAM) and Boris Vallee (Lotto-Soudal) rounded out the podium.

Rohan Dennis finished safely in the peloton to secure the overall win ahead of Richie Porte (Sky) and Cadel Evans (BMC) to make it an all Australian podium.

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Stage 5

With only a 500 metre neutral zone it would always going to be an aggressive start. Drapac was active early on and Jack Bobridge (UniSA) following everything in an attempt to extend his lead in the king of the mountains classification. With a group of around 15 forming BMC was quick to shut it down.

Former Australian under 23 time trial and road race champion Jordan Kerby (Drapac) was the next to attack, with Bobridge again marking the move. The duo gained an immediate gap with Greg Henderson of Lotto-Soudal bridging across to make it three leaders. As the break completed the first 10 kilometres their advantage was two minutes and 15 seconds. With the two ascents of Willunga Hill coming late in the stage the peloton was happy to see the break go out reaching a maximum of five and a half minutes after around 40 kilometres.

Despite an increased pace from the breakaway trio the pace in the peloton was increasing faster with Trek, Astana and Sky moving forward. Tinkoff-Saxo and Katusha were the next teams to move forward. The increased pace proved too much for Kerby who was distanced leaving just Bobridge and Henderson off the front.

As the break started the first ascent of Willunga Hill the gap was down to one minute forty seconds with Tinkoff-Saxo now setting the pace on the front of the peloton. Henderson used his last bit of energy to give Bobridge a Madison sling as he started the climb. Bobridge's advantage was quickly dropping on the climb with Astana and Tinkoff-Saxo leading the peloton up.

As they started the final climb up Willunga Hill it was Sky and Thomas leading before Orica-GreenEDGE's Cameron Meyer set such a fast pace nobody was able to attack. The pace deterred attacks with Richie Porte the first to go. Dennis and Evans were quickly on his wheel. A further attack by Porte saw Dennis the only rider able to follow. Further accelerations by Porte were unable to shake Dennis until inside the final kilometre when a further attack finally distanced Dennis.

Porte soloed to win on Willunga for the second year in a row. Dennis fought all the way to the line to finish second, nine seconds behind Porte. The gap was enough to see Dennis retain the race lead by two seconds.

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Stage 4

Jack Bobridge was again on the attack being joined by London Olympic silver medallist teammate Michael Hepburn (Orica-GreenEDGE), Cedric Pineau (FDJ) and British Champion Peter Kennaugh (Sky). Early race leader Bobridge still just 39 seconds off the lead didn't stop the break gaining a quick advantage and the blessing of the peloton.

Orica-GreenEDGE took control of the peloton with BMC sitting right behind them. As the gap continued to fall Pineau went solo but it was too late as the trio regrouped but the peloton had them in their sights with the race back together with 66km remaining.

Ahead of the first sprint it was still Orica-GreenEDGE setting the pace trying to take advantage of the crosswinds to split the race. Impey was lead out to take the sprint and three seconds bonus. As soon as the sprint was complete there was immediate attacks from the peloton. Maxim Belkov (Katusha), Pieter Serry (Etixx-QuickStep) and Ruslan Tleubayev (Astana) were able to get away and quickly build a lead of around 30 seconds.

Belkov and Serry were caught with 9km remaining and the attacks immediately came. Lars Boom with teammate Luis Leon Sanchez (Astana) and Gorka Izaguirre (Movistar) took a gap. Boom swung off after opening the gap but the chase was quickly on. With five kilometres remaining it was nine seconds but Martin Elmiger (IAM) took to the front and brought it back heading in to the final five kilometres.

Orica-GreenEDGE took over on the front with IAM as they started to set up their respective sprinters. Heading in to the final kilometre it was Orica-GreenEDGE before riders swamped them. Wouter Wippert (Drapac) was the first to open his sprint before a fast finishing Steele Von Hoff (UniSA) surged by to take the win with Daryl Impey (Orica-GreenEDGE) second. Wippert held on for third. A crash in the peloton with Kenny De Haes (Lotto-Soudal) going down saw a number of riders including race leader Rohan Dennis (BMC) held up behind. With everyone given bunch time Dennis remains the overall leader ahead of Evans. Impey moved in to the lead in the points classification.

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Stage 3

An immediate counter by 2012 stage winner in to Stirling Will Clarke also of Drapac was giving room with Clarke building a 25 second advantage quickly. Lasse Norman Hansen (Cannondale-Garmin), Axel Domont (Ag2r La Mondiale) and Calvin Watson (Trek Factory Racing) set off in chase. By the nine kilometre mark the chasing trio had joined Clarke and the group was one minute and 55 seconds ahead of the peloton.

Will Clarke was was the last rider to be caught by the peloton with eight kilometres to go. Richie Porte's Sky squad move back to the front to take control heading in to the final climb. Heading in to the final turn to start the climb BMC were on the front, with the first rider swinging wide Evans was on the front early. Early on a group of four - Cadel Evans (BMC), Richie Porte (Sky), Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Alpecin) and Domenico Pozzovivo (Ag2r La Mondiale) managed to get a gap. Porte was the first to put in a proper attack with Evans quickly on his wheel before the four riders came back together.

The pace in the group had come off just ahead of the KoM point and a group lead by Rohan Dennis (BMC) bridged across with Dennis immediately putting in an attack to take the KoM and solo to the stage win. Evans crossed the line three seconds behind with Tom Dumoulin third.

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Stage 2

There was no mistake from the peloton this time as the early three rider break of Cameron Meyer (Orica-GreenEDGE), Campbell Flakemore (BMC) and Thomas De Gendt (Lotto-Soudal) was caught with 30km remaining.

With 5 kilometres remaining Cannondale-Garmin took over on the front as Richie Porte's Sky team has all disappeared other than British Champion Peter Kennaugh who was doing the pace making. BMC and Orica-GreenEDGE made a surge to the front with just over 3km to go. Cannondale-Garmin took control, leading things out with two kilometres remaining.

Nathan Haas (Cannondale-Garmin) was the first to open his sprint with around 400m to go only to be swamped as Daryl Impey (Orica-GreenEDGE) took the lead. With the finish in sight Juan-Jose Lobato (Movistar) surged past from a long way back to take the win ahead of Impey and teammate Gorga Izaguirre.

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Stage 1

The early four rider held off the chasing peloton on day one of the Santos Tour Down Under. Despite the break started playing cat and mouse in the final kilometre the peloton left it too late to catch them. As they started the finishing strait the peloton was closing in. Having been sitting and waiting Bobridge was the first to open his sprint taking a comfortable victory with Westra and Durbridge rounding out the podium. Niccolo Bonifazio (Lampre-Merida) won the bunch sprint just behind the break for fifth.

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