Richie Porte - a real talent - A REAL FUTURE CHAMPION.
I remember Chris Froome saying after he showed Wiggo that he had the form, "I expect I can win a few TdF in the future".
So where does that leave Richie - Super Domestique for his next few years. I don't think so!!!!
Richie may need to move on in a year or two if Froome expects to be the Captain.
Cadel has shown our Aussie riders that nothing is impossible - World Champion and TdF winner. He's our most decorated Australian cyclist.
Richie is still young and has an opportunity to make decisions that can effect his future in a more positive way if he learns by Cadel's misfortunes.
What stands in Richie's way is Chris Froome. That is unless Sky see their future successes in Froome but without Richie, does Chris have a future? I don't think Froome can achieve as well if Ritchie is not in the team and I would love to see a head to head battle between the two. Would you?
Remember that little power struggle between Froome and Wiggo last year - history may repeat itself next year or even this year. I hope so for Ritchie's future.
The TdF still has two more weeks to go and things can change. Richie may exhaust all his energies in being the loyal super domestic - Froome may have an incident that allows Sky to support their second string.
Its going to be an interesting two weeks ahead.
I would love to hear your opinions - please feel free to comment.