Porte Holds Off The Valverde Charge To Win Tour of Catalonia

Barcelona, March 29, 2015 (AFP) - Australia's Richie Porte sealed victory at the Tour of Catalonia on Sunday despite Spaniard Alejandro Valverde winning his third stage of the seven-day race. Valverde picked up a total of 12 bonus seconds on the day thanks to the stage win and an earlier intermediate sprint, but Porte didn't lose any more time on the hilly 126.6 kilometre circuit around … [Read more...]

Australian Richie Porte Goes Back To Back At Paris-Nice

Nice, France, March 15, 2015 (AFP) - Australia's Richie Porte clawed back an overnight 36-second deficit to claim his second Paris-Nice title on Sunday. France's Tony Gallopin had seized command of the leader's yellow jersey with a solo success on Saturday and was bidding to become the first home winner in 18 years. But Team Sky rider Porte showed all his strength to win Sunday's … [Read more...]

Richie Porte Takes Stage 5, Dennis Retains Tour Down Under Lead

Adelaide, Australia, Jan 24, 2015 (AFP) - Tasmanian Richie Porte blew the Tour Down Under field wide open on Willunga Hill Saturday but just failed to overhaul Rohan Dennis as overall leader of the UCI season-opening race. Just as he had in 2014, Porte launched a stunning attack on the second and final climb up the notorious Willunga Hill to win the 151.5-kilometre stage in 3hr 37min … [Read more...]

Aussie Porte Takes Command As Flood Disrupts Stage

L'AQUILA, Italy, May 19, 2010 - Richie Porte became the first Australian since Robbie McEwen in 2005 to don the Tour of Italy overall leader's pink jersey on Wednesday following the 11th stage, the 262 kilometres ride from Lucera to here. Porte, a 25-year-old former swimmer and triathlete, replaced Kazakh veteran Alexandre Vinokourov in pink in a stage won by Russian Evgeni Petrov - … [Read more...]