'I'd love to finish it off,' says Richie Porte after taking Critérium du Dauphiné lead

The Tasmanian says he'd love to win the Dauphiné before going all-in for Geraint Thomas at the Tour de France

Richie Porte
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Richie Porte has finished runner-up twice at the Critérium du Dauphiné, four years ago in 2017 and four years before that in 2013. Now, in 2021, he has a very good chance to finally seal the overall victory, but the memory of losing the 2017 race to Jakob Fuglsang still lingers in the memory.

"I've been here before on the penultimate stage in the yellow jersey, I'm under no illusions that it's going to be easy tomorrow," Porte said after finishing second on stage seven and taking the race lead.

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