Richie Porte back in Europe for Paris-Nice appointment

Richie Porte
Richie Porte (Ineos Grenadiers) (Image credit: Ineos Grenadiers)

Richie Porte will form part of a strong Ineos Grenadiers team for the upcoming Paris-Nice. The eight-day race, which runs from March 7-14, has been a happy hunting ground for the Australian in the past with the 36-year-old taking two overall wins in 2013 and 2015.

Porte will start this year’s edition alongside 2020 Giro d’Italia winner Tao Geoghegan Hart and Rohan Dennis as the squad seek their seventh overall win. Porte is unsure of his form coming into the race having only taken part in the Santos Festival of Cycling back in January. The Australian race was organised as a replacement to the Tour Down Under, and although the event saw Porte win on Willunga Hill the race was a dramatically scaled-back version of the WorldTour event.

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