Geraint Thomas on Richie Porte: "I hope he comes second behind us at Tour Down Under"

Geraint Thomas talks about riding against former Sky team-mate Richie Porte in the opening WorldTour race of the 2016 season, and his aims for the race

Geraint Thomas, Revolution Series, London, November 2015

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

Geraint Thomas may find himself at competitive odds with former Sky team-mate Richie Porte at the Tour Down Under next week with neither completely ruling out a shot at overall honours.

The 29-year-old was in fine spirits at a pre-race press conference on Saturday in which he outlined an opportunistic team outlook but also hinged his own potential title bet on the category one Corkscrew climb, which features on stage three.

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Sophie Smith is an Australian journalist, broadcaster and author of Pain & Privilege: Inside Le Tour. She follows the WorldTour circuit, working for British, Australian and US press, and has covered 10 Tours de France.