Richie Porte on path to becoming Grand Tour contender for Sky

Chris Froome and Richie Porte, Criterium du Dauphine 2013, stage eight
(Image credit: Watson)

Richie Porte is patiently waiting in the wings to become Sky's next Grand Tour contender. He is dedicated to Froome in this year's Tour de France, starting Saturday in Corsica, and wants to take his opportunities next year.

"It's just part of it," Porte said yesterday of working tirelessly for his leader. "Maybe next year, I don't go to the Tour de France, but I go to the Giro d'Italia and have an opportunity there."

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