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Geraint Thomas on Richie Porte: “I hope he comes second behind us at Tour Down Under”

Geraint Thomas on Richie Porte: “I hope he comes second behind us at Tour Down Under”

Geraint Thomas talks about riding against former Sky team-mate Richie Porte in the opening WorldTour race of the 2016 season, and his aims for the race Geraint Thomas, Revolution Series, London, November 2015 Geraint Thomas may find himself at competitive odds with former Sky team-mate Richie Porte at the Tour Down Under next week with neither completely ruling out a shot at overall honours.

The 29-year-old was in fine spirits at a pre-race press conference on Saturday in which he outlined an opportunistic team outlook but also hinged his own potential title bet on the category one Corkscrew climb, which features on stage three.

“We’ll see how Corkscrew goes, it’s the first real test,” Thomas said in Adelaide, South Australia. “I feel OK in training but it depends how [defending champion Rohan Dennis] and a few others go to see our final ambitions.

“I’m super excited about racing. I haven’t raced since the [September] Vuelta a Espana and I love coming here. We’ve been here just over two weeks now and it’s great to be back.”

Thomas has well documented objectives at the Tour de France this season and so has arrived in Australia for the first WorldTour event on the calendar with […]

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