After an unlucky 2016 season, Richie Porte returns to racing at the Tour Down Under with five months of rest under his belt. Porte's last race was the Olympic road race in Rio, where the Australian crashed with 35 kilometres to go and fractured his right scapula, ruling him out of the time trial.
Porte in excellent shape for the Tour Down Under and, winning stage two on the Paracombe climb in Adelaide to take the overall race lead.
Porte rides a 48cm frame and the smaller sized components continue with 170mm Dura-Ace cranks and a 110mm 3T stem. The BMC team continue to use the Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 series groupsets; including shifting, brakes, pedals and wheels. It is likely we will see the team update to the latest Dura-Ace Di2 9150 in the coming months.
Whilst Porte opts for shorter cranks than most riders, his BMC bike is equipped with a more common combination of 53-39 chainrings and an 11-28 cassette.
A compact cockpit consists of a 3T stem, 380mm wide handlebars and Corius Pro bar tape, all also supplied by the Italian brand. The Italian trend continues with a Fizik Arione saddle and 25mm Vittoria Corsa tubular tyres.
Swipe or click through the gallery above to see more of Richie Porte's bike.