Richie Porte on Tour de France Alps battle with Froome: 'Bring it on'

Australian Richie Porte looks ahead to the Tour de France's final week in the Alps as he eyes a final podium spot in Paris

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Richie Porte has confidence in his form and a firm eye on the Tour de France podium ahead of a four-day block in the Alps that will decide the 103rd edition.

The 31-year-old sits seventh overall and appears quietly sure he can move up on the general classification over the next three mountain stages and time trial he has reconnoitred.

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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.