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Tour de France stage 13 in photos

It was the big day we were all waiting for and stage 13 certainly didn’t disappoint. The racing at the front of the field as outstanding, however Richie Porte’s hopes and dreams for a podium spot on the Champs-Élysées came to an abrupt end. C’est la vie, as they say. There will be many more […]


Porte’s podium at the Tour de France fades: “I don’t think I dealt with the heat really well”

Richie Porte saw his hopes of winning the 2014 Tour de France evaporate on stage 13 of the race, with the Team Sky leader cracking on the final climb of Chamrousse and rolling in a shattered 27th on the stage. The Australian got into difficulty with over 12 kilometres remaining on the tough Hors Categorie […]


Porte ‘looking forward’ to first Hors Categorie finish of 2014 Tour

Sky leader Richie Porte has said he believes that Friday’s summit finish of the Tour de France could suit him well and that he is looking forward to battling it out with race leader Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) plus the other overall contenders in several hour’s time. The Hors Categorie climb of Chamrousse is the most […]


Richie Porte video: ‘I’m a fighter, and there’s plenty of fight left in me’

Richie Porte was in a relaxed mood on the Tour de France’s first rest day, but also fully committed to trying to win the race. The Australian took over as Team Sky’s leader after defending champion Chris Froome was forced to withdraw, and has quickly settled into the role. He is sitting second overall in […]


Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Contador travels back to Madrid for medical assessment – Vuelta not likely; Fabian Cancellara abandons Tour de France to prepare for World Championships; Richie Porte the next Steven Bradbury?; Marianne Vos at Tour de France to promote women’s cycling; Elizabeth Armitstead wins stage 1 of […]


Brailsford says Porte and Team Sky ready to grab opportunities

Sky principal Dave Brailsford has said that the new team Tour leader Richie Porte is eager to seize the chance he has been given and to lead the team in search of a yellow jersey in Paris. The team had originally entered the Tour with defending champion Chris Froome as designated leader and with Porte […]


Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Daryl Impey tests positive for masking agent Probenicid; Porte – Winning the Tour de France will be harder than ever; Tour de France preview; Giro Rosa preview; Stop at Nothing – the Lance Armstrong story; The Tour is nearly here – sleep while you can!; […]


Richie Porte paying it forward

For Australian professional road cyclists the off-season is a time to leave their European base and head back home to relax. For Richie Porte, heading back to Tasmania means, among many things, getting back to his passion of mountain biking on some of the many great trails around Launceston. And now Richie is looking to […]


Cam and Richie’s excellent adventure

On Thursday I gave Richie Porte and Cam Wurf the keys to hijack the CyclingTips Instagram account so they could document their 400km ride around NE Tasmania. Amidst the regular season media circus, Grand Tour bubbles, and “business” of cycling, this story simply shows two cyclists who aren’t that much different from you and me […]


An off-season ride with Richie Porte

While the offseason might seem like the ideal time for the pros to take some time off the bike, the reality is that for many of them this is among the busiest periods of the year. CyclingTips editor Matt de Neef went along for a ride with Richie Porte to find out what the Paris-Nice […]