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A Tasmanian for the Tour?

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by nickthetasmaniac, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2011
    Completely unrelated in any way to photography, but down in Tas we don't get so much to get excited about, so I'm excited :smile:

    Hadspen boy Richie Porte just won the Paris-Nice, taking the lead on Stage 5 with brains and then defending it in the final ITT with downright power, beating GC rival and #2 on the stage Andrew Talansky by 23sec! More importantly, he did it on one of the few occasions Team Sky let him off the leash from his support rolls for Froome and Wiggens.

    Give him a team that can support him as #1 and he'll be a Tour de France GC contender methinks...

    Porte becomes first Australian to win Paris-Nice : Road : SBS Cycling Central | Cycling News and Results | Video Highlights
     
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  2. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    Keith
    Paris-Nice is nice, but let's see him do the Paris-Dakar on that bike. :wink: All kidding aside, that's an incredible achievement.
     
  3. iGonzoid

    iGonzoid Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 6, 2011
    Tasmania, Australia
    Nick, agreed, absolutely fantastic. As a bike tragic [sorely disappointed by the LA saga], I really admire Porte's achievement and hope he does get backing to show his future possibilities. Nice that he was supported by Wiggie. Do you shoot bike pix? How about some of the penny-farthing crew?