Richie Porte gaining confidence as he attacks in search of Tour de France podium spot

The Australian made the most decisive move out of any of the GC contenders on the Tour de France summit finish on stage 17

(Image credit: Watson)

BMC Racing’s Richie Porte – one year after helping Chris Froome win the Tour de France - reached a different confidence level today with the most significant attack on the Finhaut Emosson summit finish in Switzerland.

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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.