Richie Porte: Chris Froome still has the engine to win fifth Tour de France

Richie Porte (Trek-Segafredo)
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Richie Porte has backed former teammate turned rival Chris Froome to return to the Tour de France and vie for a record-equaling fifth title, despite his non-selection this year.

Speaking hours before Team Ineos announced their 2020 Tour line-up, Porte said he wouldn’t be surprised if Froome, in his comeback from a career-threatening injury, did or didn’t get selected this season, though wouldn’t discount his future. 

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