Richie Porte's high hopes for Tour de France

Richie Porte on podium, Paris-Nice 2013, stage five

Richie Porte is getting ready for the Critérium International in Corsica after a week reflecting on his Paris-Nice win. He feels it proved that he is another card to play for Team Sky at the Tour de France.

"There's a pecking order, but now this shows that if there's a team that's willing to support me at the race then I can finish it off," the Aussie told Cycling Weekly in a telephone conversation on Friday.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.