Sagan aces stage 4 of Tour Down Under

Peter Sagan

Remarkably, this meant the two leaders were tied absolutely level in the overall standings as Impey had led by 12 seconds at the beginning of the day.

Bidding to become the first rider to win the Tour Down Under in consecutive years, Porte took out the grueling 151.5-kilometer (94-mile) stage from McLaren Vale to the summit of Willunga Hill, which normally decides the Tour victor, when he crossed the finish line eight seconds ahead of Impey.

"I'm stoked and I can't believe it", Impey said, admitting he didn't come to the Tour Down Under with the aim of winning the race. "I put in a lot of work for this race but I never thought I'd be in the leader's jersey".

With nothing separating the leading duo, there will be a fight for the overall victory on Sunday's final stage, a 90km race around the streets of Adelaide.

Impey took the lead on a stage results countback and most likely will win the Tour for the first time.

Impey said once Porte attacked on Willunga Hill, he used the riders in front of him who had been dropped as a motivation to keep going. "But of course you look back a bit, and I could see that Jay was strong to start with, but I think this stage is much better for me than it is for him".

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The Australian cycling star is in a group of 29 riders who are 14 seconds behind overall leader Peter Sagan ahead of Saturday's crucial Willunga stage.

Sagan dropped off the pace less than 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) from the finish line.

The defending Tour Down Under champion, Porte won for the fifth straight year on the summit finish of Willunga Hill, attacking with 1.5 kilometres to go and holding off all challengers to easily take line honours.

"Daryl is quick: he's been second two times here this year on stages to guys like Sagan, so realistically I don't really have a chance to move up [and win overall], because if I start going, guys like [Impey's team-mate] Caleb Ewan are just going to go for the intermediate sprints", Porte said.

As the clock ticked down, the South African crossed the line eight seconds later, unsure whether he had done enough to take the lead.

"It could be the heat, it plays havoc on your body", Porte said after stage four. "I am sure we will patch it up".

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