Richie Porte - what do we know about him?

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Originally Posted by coinneach View Post
33 seconds in 1 km is easy if no one behind is trying...how much did he gain over a highly suspected doper who has won the Giro ....15 secs???
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Menchov is WAY past his prime + is heavily implicated in doping scandal currently being exposed.....no way could his performance be special today
 
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coinneach said:
Sorry: what is demarree? (My racing was indeed limited, and very much was rather than is, but I can still have an opinion)

33 seconds in 1 km is easy if no one behind is trying...how much did he gain over Menchov....15 secs???
So only Sky want to win? The rest are bone idle and lazy, not interested in winning. How they get out of bed in the morning, must be a big problem for the DSs.
 
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Menchov is WAY past his prime + is heavily implicated in doping scandal currently being exposed.....no way could his performance be special today
D "WAY past his prime" Menchov still rolled in 2nd after having attacked them all and put time into everyone besides RP who came past him so so fast it was an insult to all who watched.Power to spare.
 
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pepcalais said:
D "WAY past his prime" Menchov still rolled in 2nd after having attacked them all and put time into everyone besides RP who came past him so so fast it was an insult to all who watched.Power to spare.
Still also won a stage of the Vuelta last year as well as the national time trial championship for Russia.

No slouch on the bike when well prepared.
 
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Ferminal said:
Anyone else think that Porte will take it easy today and drop 15-20s to the other contenders?
Bit like expecting TeamGB not to try and win every track gold. Not going to happen.
 
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It could actually be an exciting TdF coming up this year. Richie doing a "Froomie from 2012", with the new Sky DS screaming at Ritchie to slow down and wait for Froomie. What a tough job for Brailsford to keep the egos happy and the team from becoming so obviously dysfunctional. And what if Wiggo is actually going to spring a surprise on Froome. At least the Columbians are more likely to do as they are told, and thank God they can't time trial.
 
It all hinges on the outcome of the Giro.

If Sir Wiggo screws the pooch and is unable to she'd his post season 82kg pork in time (remember May not July) to win the Giro according to plan, then it's on for young and old between Queen Cound and Lady MacWiggo.

And of course the dark horse is Dertie Bertie, who "avoided" Sir Wiggo at the Giro in an attempt to dethrone King Dawg at the Tour
 
As strong as he is, he harbors not want to be a leader. He's probably the 3rd strongest guy into he entire peloton at the moment. But he just wants to be a dom?


What's up with that?
 
Ferminal said:
Drew the line at transfusions?
He drew the line in 2012 (common knowledge).

We know that.

But it appears they've drawn him in and he's on the full program now. He looked so strong on Friday. Never seen anything like it.

When Contador attacks he still looks vulnerable but Porte just looked like an Ox. It was insane. It's very much like Lance. Armstrong would only ever attack once but we he did he did do with extreme power and conviction.

If this is clean then I'm flabbergasted.
 

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Tinman said:
It could actually be an exciting TdF coming up this year. Richie doing a "Froomie from 2012", with the new Sky DS screaming at Ritchie to slow down and wait for Froomie. What a tough job for Brailsford to keep the egos happy and the team from becoming so obviously dysfunctional. And what if Wiggo is actually going to spring a surprise on Froome. At least the Columbians are more likely to do as they are told, and thank God they can't time trial.
Porte is not close to Froome's level so far this year. Horner is right: no one is at P-N. They are all at T-A.
 
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mastersracer said:
Porte is not close to Froome's level so far this year. Horner is right: no one is at P-N. They are all at T-A.
Just like last year. Crushing a bunch of chumps.
 

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