Dauphine: Porte 2nd in Mountain Prologue


BMC’s Richie Porte from Australia was second in the brutal Critérium du Dauphiné prologue up the side of a mountain

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Dauphine: Porte 2nd in Mountain Prologue

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Richie Porte powered to second place on the tough opening prologue of the Critérium du Dauphiné, crossing the line six seconds behind winner Alberto Contador (Tinkoff).

The 3.9 kilometer course was a brutal first test of the legs, with gradients of 15 percent at the finish, and an average gradient of 9.7%.

Chris Froome set the early best time of 11’49 and remained in the hot seat until Contador arrived to clock 11’36, and Porte following just behind.

Richie Porte: “That last 500m! It was just such a hard prologue. I haven’t raced for the good part of a month and a half and I’ve flown under the radar so much this year. No one has even mentioned my name.

I think it’s good to be coming into this race with less pressure. There was certainly no hiding today so I think it is good for me in the big picture. At the end of it I could hardly stand up. It’s a nice way to start a race, it’s a bit different to a normal stock standard flat prologue.”

“I’m planning to stay out of trouble for the rest of the stages. We’ve got a strong team and there’s no easy day here really. I think it’s good that Tinkoff have to defend the jersey now. We’ll save it all, as much as we can, for the weekend.”




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