TDU Latest: Former Winner Patrick Jonker On Sagan’s Stage 4 Win And Predicts A Porte Victory

He won the Tour Down Under in 2004, spent a decade as a professional rider, rode in 7 Grand Tours and is a two-time Olympian – he even has an Adelaide veloway named after him!

Patrick Jonker is a Santos Tour Down Under ambassador and all-round good guy. Bicycling Australia asked Jonker his thoughts on Peter Sagan’s Stage 4 win in Uraila and who might be first to the top of mighty Willunga Hill on Stage 5.


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Stage 1 of the 2018 Santos Tour Down Under starts in Port Adelaide at  11am and will finish in Lyndoch some 145km away.

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