Richie Porte, a ‘Forrest Gump’ has retired from world cycling


The Australian R.ichie porte (Launceston, Tasmania, 37 years old), third in the 2020 Tour de France and winner of the trial as dauphine Y Paris is beautiful, Cycling Tour of Cataloniawill end his career at the end of this season after 13 years as a professional, as the runner himself announced on his social networks.

Porte, one of Sky’s mainstays and the current Ineos in the 17 major stages in which he competes, said goodbye to the recent Tour of Great Britain, a test that had to be suspended due to the death of Queen Elizabeth II, with the final victory of Spaniard Gonzálo Serrano (Movistar).

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“I had no idea at the time, but this Tour of Britain was the last time I would ride on a stage as a professional cyclist. Ending a 13-year chapter of my life,” said Porte.

Porte explained that “when I was a kid growing up Tasmanian I never thought I’d be lucky enough to travel the world by bike, and compete with some of the best teams in the world of cycling and meet so many great people along the way.”

“I’m so ready to enjoy the next chapter, but it was a brilliant ride. As Forrest Gump said, ‘I’m pretty tired. I think I’m going home now.’

Source: La Verdad


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