Richie Porte and Sky primed for Tour Down Under assault

Richie Porte, Tour de France 2013, stage five

Richie Porte spearheads the Sky team that will start the Tour Down Under tomorrow with the aim of winning the first WorldTour event of the 2014 season.

Porte has been named as one of three major contenders for the race including compatriots Simon Gerrans (Orica-GreenEdge) and Cadel Evans (BMC).

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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.