This new generation of Aussies coming through is unreal.  It was only a couple years ago where Richie Porte was smashing us in the local race scene.  Now he’s smashing the likes of Michael Rogers, Alejandro Valverde and Denis Menchov at the Tour of Romandie.  It’s no wonder – he’s a quick learner.  In the prologue ITT he rounded the first corner and went straight into the barriers.  Now look at him! He even looks like he’s having a good time out there. Not an ounce of suffering on that face.  Nor did he even wear shoe covers.  Not PRO Richie…you could have saved 15sec or so…

What is it with these Tassie riders?  They must know something the rest of us don’t.

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