Richie Porte To Miss Giro d’Italia for Tour de France

PARIS, April 07, 2014 (AFP) - Richie Porte will skip the Giro d'Italia in favour of helping his teammate Chris Froome successfully defend his Tour de France title, Team Sky announced on Monday. Team Sky head of performance support Tim Kerrison said: "Richie was always going to ride the Tour de France this year. "But this now means that he can fully focus on being in the best … [Read more...]

Paris-Nice In Turmoil From Champion Richie Porte’s Withdrawal


by Barnaby CHESTERMAN PARIS, March 08, 2014 (AFP) - The Paris-Nice week-long stage race begins on Sunday in turmoil following the last-gasp withdrawal of reigning champion Richie Porte. The Tasmanian was shifted at the last moment to the Tirreno-Adriatico stage race in Italy next week after his Sky teammate, Tour de France champion Chris Froome was forced out of that with a back … [Read more...]

Chris Froome Replaced By Richie Porte In Tirreno-Adriatico

PARIS, March 07, 2014 (AFP) - Britain's Tour de France winner Chris Froome has pulled out of next week's Tirreno-Adriatico week-long stage race in Italy with his Sky team replacing the Kenyan-born rider with Australian Richie Porte. But that move was met by anger from Paris-Nice organizers, Amaury Sports Organisation (ASO) as Porte had been due to begin the defense of his 'Race to the … [Read more...]

Porte Wins Stage, Gerrans Takes Tour Down Under Lead


ADELAIDE, Australia, Jan 25, 2014 (AFP) - Tasmanian Richie Porte won the fifth stage of the Tour Down Under following a brilliant solo attack up the second ascent of Willunga Hill in South Australia on Saturday. Porte (Team Sky) waited until halfway up the final climb to the finish line on top of the mountain before powering past race leader Cadel Evans and racing away to win by 10 … [Read more...]

Richie Porte Confident Of Becoming Giro d’Italia Captain


TOKYO, Oct 27, 2013 (AFP) - Richie Porte is the archetypal loyal lieutenant, a man you can count on in a crisis, a man who sacrifices himself and his own ambitions for the greater good of his team. But next year, the likeable Australian is going to tackle a Grand Tour for the first time as a team leader. And the 28-year-old says he is ready for the new challenge and looking forward … [Read more...]

Richie Porte Setback Gives Sky Plenty To Ponder


by Andy Scott BAGNERES-DE-BIGORRE, France, July 08, 2013 (AFP) - So strong during Saturday's stage to Ax-Trois-Domaines, Richie Porte's showing 24 hours later on the second successive day in the Pyrenees could not have been in starker contrast and gave Team Sky's rivals reason to believe that this year's Tour de France is far from over. Porte started stage nine in second place … [Read more...]

UCI President Pat McQuaid Blasts Press Over Doping Questions

LAUSANNE, July 08, 2013 - International Cycling Union (UCI) president Pat McQuaid jumped to the defense of today's cyclists, blasting the press who are focused more on doping than racing at the Tour de France. Chris Froome and Sky's dominant performance on the first Pyrenean mountain stage on Saturday got tongues wagging in the press, with many drawing comparisons to performances … [Read more...]

Triumphant Chris Froome Rides Into Yellow As Rivals Slump


AX-TROIS-DOMAINES, France, July 06, 2013 (AFP) - Britain's Chris Froome secured the Tour de France yellow jersey after a "dream" stage eight win on the first day in the mountains which proved costly for his rivals Saturday. Sky team leader Froome launched an audacious solo attack 5km from the race's first summit finish at Ax-Trois-Domaines and crossed the finish 51sec ahead of teammate … [Read more...]

Richie Porte Extends His Contract With Team Sky For Next Season

Team Sky are pleased to announce that Richie Porte has extended his contract with the team. The Tasmanian enjoyed his best-ever start to a season in 2013, carrying strong early-season form into the spring and capturing a landmark victory at Paris-Nice in March. Two further second places at the Criterium International and Vuelta al Pais Vasco both included stage victories and signalled a … [Read more...]

Richie Porte Wins Criterium International Stage 2 Time Trial

Porto-Vecchio, France, March 23, 2013 - Team Sky's Australian rider Richie Porte won the second stage of the Criterium International, a seven kilometer time trial, here on Saturday. Porte, who became the first Australian to win the Paris-Nice this month, edged out Italian Manuele Boaro by one second, with American Tejay Van Garderene in third. In fourth came last year's Tour de … [Read more...]