Richie Porte ready to lead Team Sky at the Giro d'Italia

Richie Porte, Tour de France 2013, stage five

Richie Porte takes leadership lessons from Sky team-mates Chris Froome and Bradley Wiggins. He helped them win the last two editions of the Tour de France. This year, Sky gave the Tasmanian the freedom to lead the team in the Giro d'Italia, where he will need all the experience possible to win.

"Chris and Brad are role models," Porte told Cycling Weekly.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.