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Porte: I want to have a big Tour Down Under

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Richie Porte was on everyone's lips as the favourite.

Richie Porte was on everyone's lips as the favourite. (Image credit: Mark Gunter)
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Ridhie Porte in this years Australian Champions jersey

Ridhie Porte in this years Australian Champions jersey (Image credit: Mark Gunter)

If Richie Porte (Team Sky) is the favourite for this year's Tour Down Under he certainly isn't letting the pressure get to him. The new Australian time trial champion lines up as one of the men to watch in the upcoming WorldTour race and is backed by a strong Team Sky contingent that includes Gertaint Thomas and Peter Kennaugh.

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Daniel Benson

 Daniel Benson is the Editor in Chief at both Cyclingnews.com and BikePerfect.com. Based in the UK, he has worked within cycling for almost 15 years, and he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he has reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he runs the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.