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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I noticed that Porte is quietly riding in Tenerife at altitude with Ineos at the moment. Obviously preparing the Giro to support Bernal whilst everyone is focused on the Roglic and Pogacar show in Basque Country ? If Richie was optimizing his form for the Tour he wouldn't be riding altitude this soon?
 
I noticed that Porte is quietly riding in Tenerife at altitude with Ineos at the moment. Obviously preparing the Giro to support Bernal whilst everyone is focused on the Roglic and Pogacar show in Basque Country ? If Richie was optimizing his form for the Tour he wouldn't be riding altitude this soon?
Sorry Richie.

P.S. Likely Richie was watching Itzulia Basque Country too.
 
I am getting more disappointed every time he races that he has decided to stop going for GC at grand tours.
The pandemic really helped him, for one he wasn't flying all sprint long and overraced before the Tour.
People on this forum have been saying it for years, but it took a global pandemic to force Porte to have a more reasonable schedule before the Tour. I know that he has had bad luck with crashes, but you can't be flying from the Tour Down Under until the Dauphine and not expect to fade at the Tour.
 
The pandemic really helped him, for one he wasn't flying all sprint long and overraced before the Tour.
People on this forum have been saying it for years, but it took a global pandemic to force Porte to have a more reasonable schedule before the Tour. I know that he has had bad luck with crashes, but you can't be flying from the Tour Down Under until the Dauphine and not expect to fade at the Tour.
I don't recall him ever fading at the Tour, he often seemed to get ill in his early days of being a GC contender and then at his peak he crashed out multiple times before he got the chance to fade.
 
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I don't recall him ever fading at the Tour, he often seemed to get ill in his early days of being a GC contender and then at his peak he crashed out multiple times before he got the chance to fade.
2014 after he took over leadership from Froome. He hung in the top 10 for a few days then just completely disappeared from contention.

But yeah, crashing out has been a bigger issue since he actually took on the leadership role. He faded at Tours where he was riding support for Froome and would be high up in gc early on.
 
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2014 after he took over leadership from Froome. He hung in the top 10 for a few days then just completely disappeared from contention.

But yeah, crashing out has been a bigger issue since he actually took on the leadership role. He faded at Tours where he was riding support for Froome and would be high up in gc early on.
I think he got ill in 2014 and spent. most of the rest of the race recovering before attacking in Paris. I just wish he could have made it past stage 9 in one of 2017 or 2018 so we could see how good he was at his peak.
 
The pandemic really helped him, for one he wasn't flying all sprint long and overraced before the Tour.
People on this forum have been saying it for years, but it took a global pandemic to force Porte to have a more reasonable schedule before the Tour. I know that he has had bad luck with crashes, but you can't be flying from the Tour Down Under until the Dauphine and not expect to fade at the Tour.
I think Contador has done that a little bit as well at times. Adam Yates too I think.
 
2014 after he took over leadership from Froome. He hung in the top 10 for a few days then just completely disappeared from contention.

But yeah, crashing out has been a bigger issue since he actually took on the leadership role. He faded at Tours where he was riding support for Froome and would be high up in gc early on.
You can't say Porte faded from contention riding in support of Froome. Domestiques are not supposed to be "in contention". As a domestique you sacrifice GC for your leader. Very normal. But when he was dropping rival GC leaders on HC climbs in 2013 we knew he had the potential. There was also 2015 TdF when he basically saved that Tour for Froome with his ride on Alpe D'Huez. But 2016 was when he proved he could lead a team and not crumble.
 
You can't say Porte faded from contention riding in support of Froome. Domestiques are not supposed to be "in contention". As a domestique you sacrifice GC for your leader. Very normal. But when he was dropping rival GC leaders on HC climbs in 2013 we knew he had the potential. There was also 2015 TdF when he basically saved that Tour for Froome with his ride on Alpe D'Huez. But 2016 was when he proved he could lead a team and not crumble.
Yes and no. Ideally the no2 rider in the team stays high on gc so as to offer a threat against other teams. Porte would be high up the gc after the first couple of mountain stages working for Froome, and then crack completely and drop minutes in the 2nd week. That was why he was looked at (by some) as a 1 week stage race specialist rather than a grand tour contender.
 
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The Tasmanian is looking very good. I almost wish he were doing the Giro to take over when/if Bernal cracks. Would love to see him win a grand tour outright, help ease the pain of 2017 and 18. He will do well at the Tour supporting G, but I cant' see anyone beating the slovenians. But we will see.
 
The Tasmanian is looking very good. I almost wish he were doing the Giro to take over when/if Bernal cracks. Would love to see him win a grand tour outright, help ease the pain of 2017 and 18. He will do well at the Tour supporting G, but I cant' see anyone beating the slovenians. But we will see.
I can’t see anyone beating the Slovenians at the TdF. But too bad Richie isn’t listed for the Giro I think he could challenge if Bernal faltered.
 

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