Richie Porte ready for Ardennes Classics debut

Richie Porte wins stage two to take lead, Criterium International 2013

Off-contract Australian Richie Porte is hoping to continue his golden stage race run at the Tour of Romandie but will first make an Ardennes Classics debut with Sky this week.

Porte will start Wedensday's Fleche Wallone before lining-up alongside teammate and Tour de France runner-up Chris Froome at Liege-Bastogne-Liege on Sunday.

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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.