Richie Porte: I'm ready to lead Sky at 2014 Giro d'Italia

Richie Porte (Team Sky) has confirmed that he will take aim at the maglia rosa and the overall title at the Giro d’Italia next year. The Australian, who won Paris-Nice earlier this year before helping Chris Froome win the Tour, believes he is now ready to lead a team in a grand tour. The Giro was Porte's breakthrough race, as he led the event for several days in 2010 before finishing 7th overall and picking up the white jersey.

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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.