Richie Porte: Santos Festival of Cycling racing a four-day head start

Richie Porte will ride the Santos Festival of Cycling
(Image credit: Kevin Anderson/Santos Festival of Cycling)

As he prepares for four days of racing at the Santos Festival of Cycling, Richie Porte is convinced that returning to Australia was the best decision to take. Travelling from Europe was not easy, with two-weeks of mandatory quarantine, but it allows him to kick off his 2021 season early after enjoying the Australian summer and to return to racing in Adelaide, where he has so often enjoyed success.

The two-time Tour Down Under winner, who leads Team Garmin Australia at the race, will be up against the domestically based teams in a National Road Series race which was put together after the coronavirus pandemic forced the cancellation of the WorldTour event.

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