Richie Porte: Great expectations

Richie Porte calls 2011, the season he 'had to have'. When then Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating used the same sentiments to describe an economic downturn two decades ago, what followed was a period of prosperity. Just like the politician, Porte will be hoping that his year spent in the comparative wilderness, as opposed to his breakout 2010 season, will lead to bigger and better things in his debut for Team Sky.

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As a sports journalist and producer since 1997, Jane has covered Olympic and Commonwealth Games, rugby league, motorsport, cricket, surfing, triathlon, rugby union, and golf for print, radio, television and online. However her enduring passion has been cycling.


Jane is a former Australian Editor of Cyclingnews from 2011 to 2013 and continues to freelance within the cycling industry.