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Richie Porte returns to the Tour Down Under retired and happy

Richie Porte returns to the Tour Down Under retired and happy

Richie Porte is back at the Tour Down Under. Huge posters at the race hotel show him in action from the 2020 race, with the phrase ‘Greatness Returns’. 

Porte is back in Adelaide but things have changed. He is not the big favourite for overall victory in 2023. The king of Willunga Hill has abdicated. Porte is retired and even recently described himself as a MAMIL – middle aged man in lycra – on Instagram. He has pulled down the curtain on his 13-year professional career and relocated to Tasmania from Europe with his wife Gemma and young family.  

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