WHO ARE IMPEY’S BIGGEST THREATS?
The most obvious threat is Richie Porte, who comes into the race having skipped the national championships and with a new team (Trek-Segafredo).
Porte won the race in 2017 and is almost unbeatable on Willunga, so will be right in the mix.
The bookies’ favourite is in fact Michael Woods, who was third in the road race at worlds last year and has strong support with EF Education First.
Jay McCarthy (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Nathan Haas (Katusha) have both finished topfive here before, Rohan Dennis (Bahrain-Merida) is a former winner, Chris Hamilton (Sunweb) and Ben O’Connor (Dimension Data) can both climb, as can Kiwi George Bennett (Jumbo-Visma), so it should be a monster showdown on the final day.