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Richie Porte wins on Willunga Hill at Tour Down Under, his first victory in BMC colours

Richie Porte wins on Willunga Hill at Tour Down Under, his first victory in BMC colours

The former Sky man rewarded the backing of his new squad with victory on Willunga Hill Photo: Graham Watson Richie Porte marked his first victory in BMC colours celebrating a solo win on his Willunga Hill stomping ground on stage five of the Tour Down Under .

Porte launched an attack in the final kilometre of the queen stage, which former Team Sky team-mate Sergio Henao could not follow, to claim his third consecutive triumph on the category one uphill finish and move to second overall behind race leader Simon Gerrans (Orica-GreenEdge).

“I know Sergio quite well. He was a team-mate in Sky for four years but he didn’t want to come through and give me a hand so I thought I’d give him a few good shakes and eventually I got rid of him, which is always good to look back and see someone looking down at the ground instead of stuck to my back wheel,” Porte said. Porte leaves Henao behind on WIllunga Hill. Photo: Graham Watson “It’s a fantastic climb for me. I was set-up great by the team, they backed me, but this climb I love. I remember doing it in 2008 in the UniSA team and […]

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