Saxo Bank Signs Tasmanian Talent
Ritchie Porte moves up to pro contract with Bjarne Riis' crew
Team Saxo Bank has signed a two-year contract with the big Australian talent,
24-year-old Richie Porte, who after a phenomenally short career has impressed
the world of cycling after just three years in the sport. This year alone he has
celebrated more than a handful of triumphs on the European season. Thus, the
young rider won the time trial in the baby Giro, Ciclistico the Giro d'Italia
for his Italian team Bedogni/Grassi/Natalini/Gr.Praga where former pro, Andrea
Tafi now leads the team as sports director. The young Tasmanian rider is
undoubtedly a huge talent:
"Richie is relatively new in the world of cycling, but he has already shown
his great talent on the road by winning several impressive victories in the
diverse terrain and on time trials. With his winning character and team spirit,
he will undoubtedly fall well into place on Team Saxo Bank. We are looking
forward to working with Richie and even more so to developing his obvious great
talent”, commented team owner, Bjarne Riis on his new rider.
Interview and photos:
Richie Porte - Tasmanian Wheelman on the Move!
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