'Morale is good within the team and hopefully the next few days we can finish the job off for him' says Australian rider
This Giro d’Italia is the 17th and final Grand Tour of Porte’s career. The teams have changed over the years, and so have the circumstances, but the demands the mountain makes of the man remain the same. A Beckettian line of thinking tends to take hold when the gradient starts to bite: You must go on. I can't go on. I'll go on.
Richie Porte has confirmed he won't ride the Tour de France in his final year as a professional, claiming he didn't enjoy the 2021 edition of the event due to the increased pressure he felt. An experienced support rider who helped Chris Froome to four Tour de France titles, Porte...
After having said goodbye to Australian racing through January, Richie Porte (Ineos Grenadiers) is looking ahead to Europe with the goal of going out with a win this season as he draws the curtain on a career regularly punctuated by trips to the top step to claim overall victory. Porte...
Richie Porte may have ended his reign as the king of Willunga Hill at the Santos Festival of Cycling after Saturday's Australian racing finale for the rider that has kept the nation’s Tour de France hopes alive since the retirement of Cadel Evans, but from what he saw among the field packed with young riders there is plenty of promise among those clamouring to take over.
Richie Porte first lined up at the Santos Tour Down Under in 2008, securing a spot in the national team to race at his first top-tier international event. Now fourteen years later he’s taking the journey full circle, racing on the roads of South Australia for possibly the last time in the final season of his career.
Riding the Giro d'Italia one more time would be a "dream", Richie Porte has said, ahead of his final season as a professional cyclist. The Tasmanian has one more year on his contract with Ineos Grenadiers, but still has ambitions for 2022, with a programme that will probably include racing Tirreno-Adriatico and then the Giro d'Italia.