Richie Porte

Richie Porte wins the 2017 Tour Down Under, Caleb Ewan takes a fourth stage win

ADELAIDE, Australia (CT) – History will show that Richie Porte (BMC) won the 2017 Tour Down Under on stage 2 when he rode into Paracombe on his own. His win on Willunga Hill three days later — his fourth straight victory on that climb — only padded out his eventual winning margin. Of course, the …

Porte solos to fourth consecutive Willunga win at the Tour Down Under

WILLUNGA HILL, Australia (CT) – For a record-extending fourth time in a row, Richie Porte (BMC) has ridden away from his rivals to take a stunning solo win on Willunga Hill at the Santos Tour Down Under. Porte, in the ochre jersey of overall leader, marked early attacks on the 3km finishing climb, before making …

Caleb Ewan asserts Tour Down Under sprint dominance with stage 3 win

ADELAIDE, Australia (CT) – When Caleb Ewan (Orica-Scott) blasted across the finish line to win stage 3 of the Santos Tour Down Under this afternoon, it was his second stage win of the TDU and his third victory of the week. And yet it was only today that the 22-year-old clearly showed he’s the strongest …

Richie Porte attacks to win stage 2 of the Tour Down Under and take overall lead

PARACOMBE, Australia (CT) – Richie Porte (BMC) has won the second stage of the Santos Tour Down Under with a confident acceleration in the final 2.5 kilometers of the race. Porte attacked on the toughest section of the 10 kilometre climb to Paracombe with Gorka Izagirre (Movistar) and Esteban Chavez (Orica-Scott) following closely behind. The …

BMC Racing Team president Ochowicz ‘very confident’ in Porte’s Tour de France chances

Speaking at the team training camp in Denia, Spain, this week, BMC Racing Team President Jim Ochowicz has talked up the chances of Richie Porte for the 2017 Tour de France. Porte was one of the strongest riders in the 2016 edition of the race, although his eventual finishing position of fifth overall was misleading …

Richie Porte’s road to the 2017 Tour de France: ‘It’s probably the most important year of my career’

DENIA, Spain (CT) – He’s been named as BMC’s outright leader for the 2017 Tour de France but Richie Porte showed no obvious signs of pressure at the team media day in Denia, Spain, on Sunday. The Tasmanian rider fielded questions from international media for 30 minutes and spent a good chunk of that time …

Van Garderen will focus on Giro d’Italia in 2017

Tejay van Garderen (BMC Racing) will focus on the Giro d’Italia in 2017, with a return to the Tour de France uncertain. The American rider, who has twice finished fifth at the Tour, has ceded Tour leadership within the team to Richie Porte. The Australian rider finished fifth at the Tour in 2016, and may …

Your Wednesday Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Walscheid takes second consecutive stage victory in Tour of Hainan; 100th edition of the Giro d’Italia unveiled in Milan; Nibali, Aru react to Giro d’Italia route; Dumoulin likes Giro…but makes no promises; Roche tips Porte as possible future Tour winner; Orica-BikeExchange hailing best-ever season; Indications that UCI …

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Richie Porte ends his season early, looks to ‘hit the ground running’ in 2017

Over the weekend the BMC Racing Team announced that Richie Porte’s 2016 season was over. The Australian’s crash in the Rio Olympics road race had come late enough in the year that racing again in 2016 didn’t make much sense. But as Daniel Ostanek reports, the early finish to Porte’s year means the 31-year-old will …

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Ion Izagirre descends to Stage 20 win, Froome on cusp of third Tour de France victory

The penultimate stage of the 2016 Tour de France finished with a precarious descent of the Col de la Joux Plane Saturday in pouring rain, and at the bottom, Ion Izagirre (Movistar) demonstrated world-class descending skills to  take the first victory for Spain at this year’s Tour. Izagirre gapped off Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) and Jarlinson Pantano (IAM) to …

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