Richie Porte: I'm not putting too much pressure on myself at Tour de Romandie

Richie Porte was smiling pre-race

Richie Porte will toe the start line at the Tour de Romandie on Tuesday as the defending champion but says he has more modest ambitions this time around. His teammate Tejay van Garderen will join BMC 's line-up for the six-day race as the pair continue their preparation for the Tour de France in July. "I'm not putting too much pressure on myself heading into the Tour de Romandie this year as I don't really know where my form is," Porte said. "However, while I have more modest ambitions this year, it is a race I enjoy so I will be going there ready to give 100%. Overall, I think we have a good group of riders lining up so, I am looking forward to getting started. Porte and van Garderen already teamed up at the Tour du Finistère on April 14, where the final kilometres of the course will ...

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