Richie Porte gunning for back-to-back Tour Down Under wins

Australian BMC leader Richie Porte is aiming to become first rider to win consecutive editions of the Tour Down Under (January 16-21)

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Richie Porte will attempt to become the first rider to win consecutive Tour Down Under titles, armed with a cracking supporting cast of past champions in his BMC team.

The 32-year-old broke his twice bridesmaid status at the race last year and is motivated to take a career second ochre jersey in Adelaide, Australia.

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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.