'It’s not something that you forget in a hurry': Richie Porte still aggrieved by Froome Dauphiné tactics

The Australian says he's all in again for the Tour de France in 2018

Richie Porte at the 2017 Critérium du Dauphiné (ASO/A.Broadway)

(Image credit: ASO/A.Broadway)

Richie Porte (BMC) says he's still "going to return that favour” to Chris Froome over the Sky man's aggressive tactics at this year's Critérium du Dauphiné final stage, which cost Porte the title.

The Tasmanian held over a minute in the lead going into the final stage of the week-long stage race in June, but quickly found himself without team-mates on the mountainous 115km route from Albertville to Plateau de Solaison.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).