• Edvald Boasson Hagen set tempo on the final climb as the race came down to Old Willunga Hill
  • Geraint Thomas headed to the start with a slender lead of five seconds to defend
  • Mathew Hayman would be one of the riders looking to help control the race
  • Once again the race got off to a fast start on the coastal road to Snapper Point
  • The peloton were all preparing themselves for the climbing to come
  • Bernhard Eisel was again leading the line as Team Sky dictated the pace...
  • ...Crouching down into the aero position to keep the speed up
  • Ian Stannard rides alongside Philippe Gilbert
  • Thomas' nearest rival Tom Jelte Slagter kept himself glued to the Welshman's wheel
  • Slagter's Blanco squad eventually increased the pace on the run-up to Willunga Hill
  • Chris Sutton flashes past in the peloton
  • Movistar looked to put men up the road on the first lap of the final circuit
  • Back in the peloton Team Sky controlled the tempo first time over the summit
  • With his team-mates used up Thomas was eventually forced to hit the front...
  • ...But Slagter and Simon Gerrans were in a league of their own on the climb and powered clear
  • At the finish it was Gerrans who took the victory...
  • ...The Australian bouncing back from disappointment earlier in the race to win on Australia Day
  • A tired Thomas knew he had lost time, dropping to fifth overall
  • Slagter inherited the race lead ahead of the final stage criterium in Adelaide

Tour Down Under stage five gallery

Edvald Boasson Hagen set tempo on the final climb as the race came down to Old Willunga Hill