Porte predicts 'absolute war' in Paris-Nice mountains

Richie Porte (BMC Racing) finally showed signs of form in Paris-Nice with third place on the uphill finish in Fayence on stage 6. The two-time race winner lost considerable time in the opening two days, scuppering any chance of winning the overall. However, after a top-ten placing in the stage 4 time trial he moved up a gear to finish behind winner Simon Yates (Orica Scott) and former teammate Sergio Henao (Team Sky). He put time into most GC riders, but the aim was to win the stage.

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at Cyclingnews.com between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he 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 ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.