Richie Porte takes mountain top win and Paris-Nice lead

Andrew Talansky and Richie Porte group, Paris-Nice 2013, stage five

Richie Porte took an impressive victory at the top of the Montagne de Lure to take the Paris-Nice leader's yellow jersey and stamp his authority on the race.

The little Tasmainian waited until 1.4km to go before he attacked, but he made it count. Denis Menchov, Michelle Scarponi and Robert Gesink had all attacked before him but none of them had made their efforts stick.

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Simon Richardson
Magazine editor

Editor of Cycling Weekly magazine, Simon has been working at the title since 2001. He fell in love with cycling 1989 when watching the Tour de France on Channel 4, started racing in 1995 and in 2000 he spent one season racing in Belgium. During his time at CW (and Cycle Sport magazine) he has written product reviews, fitness features, pro interviews, race coverage and news. He has covered the Tour de France more times than he can remember along with two Olympic Games and many other international and UK domestic races. He became the 130-year-old magazine's 13th editor in 2015.