Richie Porte Discussion Thread.

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In which year will Porte win the GT Treble?

  • He will only manage the double

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He said recently he no longer has the power on the climbs to follow big accelerations, it takes him longer to react which is deadly in one day races. Seemed that way in the Tour, he would sometimes get dropped and ride back at his own pace.
He has always seemed to have a very good top speed when climbing but not much of a jump, even at his absolute best. Porte needs to burn riders off the wheel rather than jump away. Liege probably suits him better.
 
He has always seemed to have a very good top speed when climbing but not much of a jump, even at his absolute best. Porte needs to burn riders off the wheel rather than jump away. Liege probably suits him better.
Yes but Porte admitted that it's even worse now. Grand tour riders usually hit the downward slope after 33 some a bit later but Porte's result in the Tour just shows what might have been in his better, younger years. Also Covid has played a role this season and the race scheduling has seemed to help some riders and not others. A 35 year old Evans was competing against Froome and Wiggo and the Sky train, winning at 34 was his last realistic chance at winning the Tour, probably the same for Porte's podium at 35. Glad for both of them.
 

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