Neo-pro Porte secures Giro d'Italia's white jersey

Richie Porte, Giro d'Italia 2010, stage 16 mountain TT

Richie Porte of team Saxo Bank secured the white jersey of best young rider at the Giro d'Italia today in Tonale. The 25-year-old Australian passed over the race's highest point, the 2618-metre Gavia pass, and onto the finish still with enough time on his nearest rival to see him through tomorrow's final stage.

His own high point of the Giro d'Italia was wearing the overall leader's pink jersey for three days in the second week, the classification that Ivan Basso will likely win tomorrow. Porte fought back diarrhoea and fever in those days and used his consistency to remain in the lead of the young riders' classification.

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