Tour Down Under Stage 5 Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling

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75.7 mi
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Climbs in Stage 5:
There are 5 climbs of Mount Lofty in the 2023 Tour Down Under - (1) Start, (2) 3 circuits and (3) summit finish.  Only 2 of the climbs are categorized for KOM purposes.

Mt. Lofty - initial ascent
Mt. Lofty - second pass (category 1)
Mt. Lofty - third pass 
Mt. Lofty - fourth pass (category 1)
Mt. Lofty - final ascent


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Stage 5

January 22, 2023

Unley - Mount Lofty - Summit Finish

112.5 kilometers gaining 2,783 meters

Steepest segments:  500 km 8.9% / 1 km 8.1%

START: 11:30 AM, King William Road, Unley

FINISH: 2:29 PM, Mount Lofty Summit Road, Mount Lofty

STANDINGS AFTER STAGE 5 (Jan 22)

Individual standings

Rider

Time

gap

Team

1

Jay Vine (AUS)

16:07:41

-

UAE TEAM EMIRATES

2

Simon Yates (UK)

16:07:52

+ 0:11

TEAM JAYCO - ALULA

3

Pello Bilbao (SPA)

16:08:08

+ 0:27

BAHRAIN VICTORIOUS

KOM Standing

Rider

KOM Points

Country

Team

1

Mikkel Honore

21

DEN

EF EDUCATION - EASYPOST

2

Jay Vine

20

AUS

UAE TEAM EMIRATES

3

Simon Yates

18

UK

TEAM JAYCO - ALULA

KOM Corner:

Simon Yates won the final stage of the Tour Down Under but hometown hero Jay Vine had the last laugh, staying 11 seconds ahead of Yates in the GC to win the Tour.

Stage 5 included an epic summit finish on Mt Lofty, the hardest climb in the Adelaide area. Jay Vine finished with the second fastest time ever (Strava segment) behind fellow Aussie Ben O’Connor who finished third in the stage.

O’Connor averaged a staggering 476 watts for 4:23 to win the Strava KOM honors.

Despite not earning any KOM points today, the Mountains classification was won by Mikkel Honore, beating Jay Vine by one point.

Categorized climbs for the KOM competition:

Climb

Category

Winner:

Stage 5

Mt. Lofty - second pass

(category 1)

Johan Jacobs (SUI)

Stage 5

Mt. Lofty - fourth pass

(category 1)

Kim Heiduk (GER)

Official summary of the TDU Stage 5:

The formidable Mount Lofty will make its first Santos Tour Down Under appearance on this final day of racing.

O’Grady has kept the ascent in mind since taking on race director responsibilities. Now the time has come.

Riders will leave from the inner-south suburb of Unley and travel up the old freeway, with the end of race neutral set to come at the notorious Devil’s Elbow.

Next up: four passes of 25-kilometre loop through the Adelaide Hills – Summertown, Uraidla, Carey Gully, Bridgewater, Aldgate, Stirling and Crafers all feature.  TDU.com - Stage 5

sign reads "Welcome to Mount Lofty Summit"

photo collage shows animal crossing signs, road signs for Mt. Lofty Summit; bike parked in front of summit sign, view looking down from climb summit on Adelaide region

Mount Lofty is the highest point in the Adelaide Region.

Stage 5 of the 2023 Tour Down Under has 5 ascents of Mount Lofty:

  • Start:  Mount Lofty from Adelaide - 11.7 kilometers gaining 526 meters at 4.4% average grade (5.1% climb only)
  • Climbs 2-5 (including summit finish) - Ride 11.7 kilometers gaining 526 meters at 4.4% average grade (5.1% climb only).

Stage 5 TDU - Mount Lofty start - first of 5 Mt. Lofty climbs.

Ride 11.7 kilometers gaining 526 meters at 4.4% average grade (5.1% climb only).

Climbs 2-5 of 2023 TDU Stage 5 - Mount Lofty Climbs 2-4

Steepest 500 meter is 8.8% and kilometer 8.3%

The steepest segment on Mount Lofty climbs 2-5 is 7.9% for 1.5 kilometers and begins just before the turn onto Mount Lofty Road at Crafers.

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