Today’s stage six of the Tour of Britain featured a tough six kilometre climb to the summit finish in Haytor with Rob Power the highest place rider for ORICA-BikeExchange.
Amets Txurruka, along with youngster Power, represented the Australian outfit in the reduced lead group as they entered the final climb.
A rapid pace was set with Power impressively holding on for 15th place in what is only his second race back after time out due to injury.
Wout Poels (Team Sky) secured the stage victory, leading solo in the final kilometre on a day that drastically changed the overall classification.
Sport director Matt Wilson was pleased with the result from Power given his lack of racing.
"It was an impressive ride from Rob considering it is just his second race back,” explained Wilson. “He stayed with the leaders up the climb until two kilometres to go which is great.”
|1||Wouter Poels (NED) - Team Sky||3:56:15|
|2||Rohan Dennis (AUS) - BMC Racing Team||0:00:07|
|3||Tom Dumoulin (NED) - Team Giant-Alpecin||0:00:08|
|4||Dylan Van Baarle (NED) - Cannondale-Drapac||0:00:12|
|5||Xandro Meurisse (BEL) - Wanty - Groupe Gobert||0:00:17|
|6||Nicolas Roche (IRL) - Team Sky||0:00:17|
|7||Tony Gallopin (FRA) - Lotto Soudal||0:00:17|
|8||Stephen Cummings (GBR) - Dimension Data||0:00:21|
|9||Erick Rowsell (GBR) - Madison Genesis||0:00:31|
|10||Gorka Izaguirre (SPA) - Movistar Team||0:00:31|
|16||Robert Power (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange||0:00:47|
|18||Amets Txurruka (SPA) - ORICA-BikeExchange||0:01:17|
|59||Caleb Ewan (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange||0:16:06|
|104||Michael Hepburn (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange||0:24:24|
|106||Luka Mezgec (SLO) - ORICA-BikeExchange||0:24:24|
|107||Alexander Edmonson (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange||0:24:24|