Richie Porte: 'There are a lot of guys ready to end Chris Froome's Grand Tour winning streak'

Porte vows to take advantage of any weakness that Froome shows after his Giro d'Italia effort

Richie Porte on stage five of the Tour de Suisse

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Chris Froome will face no shortage of opposition at the Tour de France from other GC contenders aiming to end his 12-month Grand Tour winning streak, according to one of the men who should be in contention for the yellow jersey - Richie Porte.

Froome's personal friend and former team-mate, Porte says that if Team Sky's Froome shows one moment of weakness, perhaps suffering from fatigue from his Giro d'Italia win, then his rivals will pounce.

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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.