Richie Porte - what do we know about him?

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Why would you even say anything like that, even if you believed it? The correct way to answer that (unless you know for certain that CF has a magic bullet to make the AAF disappear) is "He's allowed to race, so he is. I'm not sure what I would do in that situation. I hope it gets resolved quickly." Nothing else.
 
Horner never did a time trial like this, but I know where you're coming from. This was the time-trial performance of a life for Richie today. He was as fast as a fast Dumoulin. Craziness.
Pappy Horner never had strong time trials Porte has done plenty. He is visibly more relaxed this year. Amazing ride. No more suspicious than anyone else in the top 10. As for comparing to Dumoulin, well Dumo has been riding in support of Roglic for three weeks of course he isn't going to be fresh as Porte who was a protected rider.
 
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Horner never did a time trial like this, but I know where you're coming from. This was the time-trial performance of a life for Richie today. He was as fast as a fast Dumoulin. Craziness.
He's been the third best climber for the majority of the race and he hasn't had to do constant domestique work like Dumoulin. If Porte was ever going to get a TT course that suited him this would be it. Horner was never the TT rider Richie has been and Horner was over 40 when he won the Vuelta. Don't see much similarities between the two. Porte only did what he always threatened to do, it just took him longer and he didn't have to do it against Froome, Thomas and a healthy Bernal none of whom were ever going to make the podium in the year's Tour based on recent form.
 
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