The Cycling News Podcast

Tour Down Under: Porte power and underdog Impey

January 11, 2019

Welcome back to the Cyclingnews podcast, brought to you in association with Sportful, Pinarello and Floyd's of Leadville.

We’ve had our winter break but we’re back and at the Tour Down Under. And we’re kicking off the season with an exclusive interview with Trek Segafredo’s Richie Porte. We’ll also hear from the race’s defending champion Daryl Impey of Mitchelton-Scott.

Porte moved from BMC Racing in the winter and has big hopes and aspirations when it comes to stage racing this, along with one final crack at the Tour de France. We talk to Porte about the hunt for success at the Tour, mental as well as physical pressure, and how he has settled with his new teammates ahead of the Tour Down Under.

Impey, who denied Porte the 2018 Tour Down Under title, returns to lead the line at Mitchelton Scott and talks tactics over a race that will be decided by seconds.