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Porte suggests Sky-BMC alliance to loosen Gerrans Tour Down Under grip

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Richie Porte (Team Sky)

Richie Porte (Team Sky)
(Image credit: AFP)
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Richie Porte (Sky) before the start

Richie Porte (Sky) before the start
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Richie Porte (Team Sky)

Richie Porte (Team Sky)
(Image credit: Sirotti)
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Richie Porte looking pretty relaxed

Richie Porte looking pretty relaxed
(Image credit: Sirotti)

With time running out for general classification contenders to supplant two-time race winner Simon Gerrans (Orica-GreenEdge) from atop the leader board, Richie Porte, one of four Australian pre-race favourites which included Gerrans, Cadel Evans and Rohan Dennis, has suggested the unthinkable – a possible alliance with his soon-to-be Giro d'Italia rival – Cadel Evans (BMC).