Richie Porte confident of leading Tour de France with van Garderen

Richie Porte believes BMC will send both him and Tejay van Garderen to the Tour de France as protected riders in the general classification

Richie Porte at the Team Sky press conference the day before the start of the 2015 Tour de France

(Image credit: Watson)

Richie Porte believes BMC will go into the Tour de France in 2016 with two leaders, himself and Tejay van Garderen.

Having played second fiddle to Chris Froome in the three-week race while at Team Sky, Porte hopes to have a licence to go for the general classification, even though van Garderen will likely have the same aim.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.