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Richie Porte extends contract with Team Sky

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Richie Porte (Sky) showed he's more than a Sky understudy by winning Paris-Nice

Richie Porte (Sky) showed he's more than a Sky understudy by winning Paris-Nice (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Richie Porte (Sky) during the final time trial at the Tour de Romandie.

Richie Porte (Sky) during the final time trial at the Tour de Romandie. (Image credit: AFP)
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Richie Porte (Sky) finished fourth in the prologue, 15 seconds down on teammate Chris Froome.

Richie Porte (Sky) finished fourth in the prologue, 15 seconds down on teammate Chris Froome. (Image credit: AFP)

Richie Porte has re-signed with Team Sky, ending any speculation that the Tasmanian could have changed teams at the end of the season. Cyclingnews understands Porte has signed a two-year contract.

“I'm really happy at Team Sky and this was always the best scenario for me. I've had a great two years with the team and I feel at home here,” Porte said in a statement released by the team.

Porte has enjoyed a strong start to the 2013 season winning two stages and the overall in a dominant performance at Paris-Nice in March. He also finished second in Pais Vasco and the Criterium Interational.

“Richie has been a key part this team’s stage race success since he arrived here and this new contract is a statement of intent for both him and the team,” said Team Sky’s manager Dave Brailsford.