Richie Porte: Worlds course suited Michael Matthews better than me

Richie Porte represented Australia at the 2020 World Championships in Imola, Italy, finishing 25th in the road race (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Richie Porte is ready to put this World Championships behind him as he looks ahead to Flèche Wallonne and Liège-Bastonge-Liège before packing it in for the season and refocusing on next year's Tokyo Olympic Games. The Australian admitted that the hilly Imola circuit better suited his compatriot Michael Matthews and was pleased to support him to a seventh place finish behind winner Julian Alaphilippe of France.

"It was such a hard Worlds," Port said in a post-race interview. "We knew it suited Michael better than me, and he did a great ride. For today, I just wanted to get through it. I want to do Tokyo next year, so it's always good to finish a hard race like this."

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