Richie Porte confirmed alongside Annette Edmondson on national teams for Santos Festival of Cycling

Richie Porte
Richie Porte (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Richie Porte and Annette Edmondson have been confirmed as part of Team Garmin-Australia with Cycling Australia announcing their line-ups for the men's and women's Santos Festival of Cycling

The two events are set to replace the Tour Down Under after the WorldTour race was cancelled this year. The replacement event runs from January 21-24 but there have been recent concerns over a new hotspots of COVID-19 infections across Australia. For now, the men’s and women’s events are set to go ahead and the Australian national women’s team will include Edmondson, Georgia Baker, and Sarah Gigante.

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at 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.