Richie Porte gains confidence from fifth-place finish in the Tour de France

Richie Porte was within touching distance of the podium ahead of stage 20, but settled for fifth overall in wet conditions in Morzine

Richie Porte on stage 20 of the 2016 Tour de France (Watson)

(Image credit: Watson)

Richie Porte has sought confidence from his first Tour de France as a title contender and outside his “comfort zone” at Team Sky with new team BMC.

The 31-year-old left Sky this season to join BMC primarily for his own pursuit of the maillot jaune after previously supporting both Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome to respective victories.

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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.