9 Facts About Richie Porte

1. On Friday, though, Richie Porte will have to rely on his own legs, as the race heads into the Alps.

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2. In the 2018 season, Richie Porte won the Tour de Suisse, finished second at the Tour Down Under, and third at the Tour de Romandie.

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3. Ahead of the 2016 season Richie Porte highlighted the Tour de France and the Olympic road race and time trial as his targets for the year.

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4. In the Giro d'Italia, Richie Porte made headlines by having a motor-home to sleep in as he was the team leader while his teammates slept in hotels.

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5. Just before the Tour de France, Richie Porte revealed that he had beaten teammate Chris Froome's time on the famous Col de la Madone climb near to Monte Carlo.

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6. In the absence of Wiggins and Froome, Richie Porte was selected to lead Team Sky at Paris–Nice.

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7. In February 2012, Richie Porte took the lead of the Volta ao Algarve after winning the race's queen stage, the summit finish at the Alto do Malhao in Loule.

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8. In 2013, Richie Porte achieved his biggest victory to date, winning two stages and the overall classification in Paris–Nice.

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9. In his first year at ProTour level, Richie Porte won the young rider classification at the 2010 Giro d'Italia, and featured prominently in the general classification at several stage races.

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