Richie Porte looking ahead to a 'bit of a show' on Tour of Oman's Green Mountain

Australian Richie Porte explains main target for the spring is Paris-Nice, but he may put in a dig during Friday's 'queen' stage of the Tour of Oman

Richie Porte, Tour of Oman 2016

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Richie Porte began 2016 seemingly in good form, winning the Tour Down Under stage to Willunga Hill for the third consecutive season. That victory put him second on general classification bestowing on him the tag of favourite for the Tour of Oman this week.

However, the 31-year-old Australian currently sits over nine minutes behind race leader Edvald Boasson Hagen but tomorrow’s 180km stage, which culminates with the ascent of Green Mountain, is one that both suits him and which he has his eye on.

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Owen Rogers is an experienced journalist, covering professional cycling and specialising in women's road racing. He has followed races such as the Women's Tour and Giro d'Italia Donne, live-tweeting from Women's WorldTour events as well as providing race reports, interviews, analysis and news stories. He has also worked for race teams, to provide post race reports and communications.