'Last time I rode the Vuelta I got an absolute kicking': Richie Porte eyeing Worlds success after Vuelta comeback

The Australian unsure of form after injury suffered in Tour de France crash

Richie Porte on stage five of the Tour de Suisse

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Richie Porte (BMC Racing) says his next big target of the season will be at the World Championships, but first says he'll need to find his form at the Vuelta a España.

The Australian has been out of action since crashing in the early part of stage nine of the Tour de France to Roubaix and breaking his collarbone. He outlined shortly after that he would be targetting a return to Grand Tour racing at the Vuelta, a race he hasn't started since 2012 when he said he "got an absolute kicking."

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).