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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Yeah agree, it was just a completely off-day. Prolly losing between 3 minutes to lil Richie, maybe less.
The gap prior to the TT was only 1:39. So even on his normal TT would have lost the podium spot to Porte anyway. But you should think about the energy Lopez expended in winning stage 17. That explains the off day.

Lopez wasn’t a better climber over all the mountain stages in last year’s TdF than Porte. In fact Porte distanced Lopez on occasions as well. eg Col du Grand Colombier.
 
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Amazing that Richie is the first Aussie to win the Dauphine since Phil Anderson! Phil is a legend and pioneer of Australian road cycling success in Europe so that is a huge stat Porte can be proud of.

Late in his career Porte is adding some impressive results to his palmeres. While we will always wonder what if, at least he can be very proud now he has shut up many doubters on his true abilities since last season.
 
Amazing that Richie is the first Aussie to win the Dauphine since Phil Anderson! Phil is a legend and pioneer of Australian road cycling success in Europe so that is a huge stat Porte can be proud of.

Late in his career Porte is adding some impressive results to his palmeres. While we will always wonder what if, at least he can be very proud now he has shut up many doubters on his true abilities since last season.
Anderson won some good races : Tour De Suisse, Tour De Romandie, Dauphine and two fifth places in the Tour as well as two Tour stage wins and two Giro stage wins plus the Amstel Gold race (1983),
Züri–Metzgete (1984) Frankfurt Grand Prix (1984, 1985) Paris–Tours (1986) Milano–Torino (1987). He certainly inspired the following generations of Aussie riders.

Porte can be proud of his career. Just a shame that his best grand tour years from a physical standpoint didn't pan out the way he hoped for. But that Tour podium last year certainly seemed to purge a lot of demons for him and obviously at 36 he can still win good races.
 

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