After a couple of tough days climbing in the Adelaide Hills, the Tour Down Under peloton geared up for the penultimate stage set for the sprinters with a finish in Strathalbyn for stage five of Tour Down Under.
Three riders animated early proceedings, before an early catch was made and another two riders tried their luck with a second attack.
With the duo were caught with 35 kilometres to go, teams continued to put the hammer down in the wind in attempt to split the pack. Despite a few nervous moments, the peloton stayed complete for a fast run into the finish.
Team Sunweb managed to avoid a crash which held up multiple riders in the last 10 kilometres, brought Chris Hamilton to GC-safety and set up for the sprint.
It was lead-out man Cees Bol involved in the action with the fast men today, after a dangerous moment took Max out of contention. Cees stepped up and relished the opportunity to take a solid 7th place at the line.
Chris Hamilton moves to 8th on the GC ahead of the final stage at Willunga Hill tomorrow.
*The results of the sprint were amended after an incident involving the stage winner.