Is 15 seconds enough? Jay Vine’s final ocher test at Tour Down Under

Fifteen seconds may not sound like much of a lead for Jay Vine (UAE Team Emirates) to carry into the final day of racing at the Santos Tour Down Under, particularly on a stage that includes a summit finish, but Mount Lofty is no long alpine climb—nor a Corkscrew or even a Willunga Hill.

Though it offers a scenic ascent, with stunning views rolling out across the city of Adelaide right through to the coast, it’s far shorter than Willunga Hill – which has been pivotal in the past but was not included in this year – and there’s no sign of it the viciously steep sections that pulled the race to pieces on the Corkscrew Road climb.

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