Richie Porte raring to finally take overall victory at Tour Down Under

The Australian has won the queen stage to Willunga Hill for the past two years, but will hoping to go one further and take the overall

Richie Porte wins stage five Tour Down Under 2016

Richie Porte (BMC) is gunning to kick-off his 2017 WorldTour campaign with a title victory on home soil at the Tour Down Under.

The 31-year-old admits he’s unsure of his form having not competed since the Rio Olympic Games road race in August but has outwardly expressed his aims at the race, which starts Tuesday.

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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.