Winning the Tour Down Under an 'incredible relief' for Richie Porte

BMC Racing management seeing good early signs as Porte builds towards the Tour de France

Richie Porte wins the 2017 Tour Down Under

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Richie Porte has said that it was an "incredible relief" to have finally won the Tour Down Under after securing overall victory by 48 seconds on Sunday.

Porte has finished fourth in the race in 2014, before finishing second in 2015 and 2016, and seemed satisfied to have finally won a race that has long eluded him.

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