Richie Porte joins the ride
The 2021 Santos Festival of Cycling just got bigger, with Richie Porte announcing he will be joining the ride!
King of Willunga Hill, Santos Tour Down Under 2020 winner, and fan favourite, Porte has been confirmed to race in the Santos Festival of Cycling slated for January 19 – 24th in 2021.
The Santos Festival of Cycling will showcase the nation's budding National Road Series riders against some of the finest WorldTour professionals. Richie will ride for the Australian national team in Adelaide for the first time since his Santos Tour Down Under debut in 2008.
Men's Race Director Stuart O’Grady said “It’s fantastic that Richie and his family are back in Australia after an incredible year. For all the cycling fans out there and the public to be able to congratulate Richie in person for his historic podium in the TDF is just amazing. Being in Adelaide and supporting this event means a lot to the Santos Dour Down Under team behind the race and gives the young up and coming riders an amazing opportunity to ride alongside one of this country’s greatest cyclists”.
We would like to thank his team for next year, “INEOS Grenadiers” in allowing him to return to Australia.
Richie said, it will be nice to come back and see some good young Aussie talent.
“There is plenty to love about Adelaide in January and it will be nice to catch up with the Aussie cycling fans to say hi. I think it’s good the South Australian government has got behind it too”.