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Cycling: Tasmanian On Top

  • May 20th, 2010
  • Posted by EUEditor

ritchie-porte.jpegOne of the 28 Australians in the road cycling classic, the Giro d’Italia (aka Tour of Italy), the relatively unknown Ritchie Porte, is having a turn wearing the overall leader’s pink jersey  — after the race’s eleventh leg, from Lucera to L’Aquila (19.5.10).giro-ditalia-logo.jpeg

He was 13th in the actual stage, fought out in wet weather, in which the top guns let a break-away group get off to the finish.

Mountain riding comes up in the next few days, not known to be a forte of the race leader, a twenty five year-old newcomer in professional ranks, from Hadspen in Tasmania.

The race finishes at Verona of 30.5.10

L’Aquila, earthquake and G8, see Euaustralia Online, 11.7.09; 7,9,12.4.09.


Ritchie Porte; Giro d’Italia logo