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The Tasmanian does it
The 36-year-old Richie Porte secured the overall win at the Critérium du Dauphiné ahead of the main event of the season. He received strong support from the rest of the team including Geraint Thomas. And he is ready to repay the favour at the Tour later this month.
“I’m under no illusions that I’m here [at Ineos Grenadiers] to help out and I think the way that Tao and G and those guys helped me, I would love to repay them,” Porte said at the winner’s press conference. “I don’t need that stress and pressure, I don’t know how they do it. For me, this feels like a Tour de France victory.
“Paris-Nice has always been a sweet one to me because it’s my adopted home but for me, this is the race I’ve been so close to winning so many times, second a couple of times, and to finally finish it off with this team is a dream come true.”
Final General Classification
- Richie Porte (Ineos Grenadiers) – 29:37:05
- Alexey Lutsenko (Astana-Premier Tech) + 17 seconds
- Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers) + 29 s
- Wilco Kelderman (Bora-Hansgrohe) + 33 s
- Jack Haig (Bahrain-Victorious) + 34 s
- Miguel Ángel López (Movistar) + 38 s
- Ion Izagirre (Astana-Premier Tec)
- Ben O’Connor (Ag2r Citroën) + 47 s
- David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ) + 1:12
- Tao Geoghegan Hart (Ineos Grenadiers) + 1:57
That’s the Green Jersey’s bonus power
— Geraint Thomas (@GeraintThomas86) June 3, 2021
— Pellaud Simon (@PellaudSimon) June 1, 2021
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