Richie Porte wins Paris-Nice after final time trial victory

Richie Porte, Paris-Nice 2013, stage seven

Richie Porte (Team Sky) won Paris-Nice in fine style - a la grand - by winning the final time trial up the steep slopes of the Col d'Eze high above Nice. Two stage wins and a 55 second gap back to second-placed Andrew Talansky (Garmin-Sharp).

After Bradley Wiggins last year, the Tasmanian picked up the baton. Porte is the first Australian to win Paris-Nice. How did it feel? "I can't believe it, it's... unbelievable!" said Porte to the French media as they cornered him, still breathless after his effort.

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