Saturday March 9th, 2013

Stage 6Manosque / Nice

Start 11h30 GMT 2+

Porte: "I have to be confident"

interview09.03.2013Stage 6- Manosque / Nice

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With a 32 seconds lead over nearest rival Andrew Talansky ahead of the 9.6-kms final time trial to Col d'Eze, Richie Porte made it clear he had probably made the hardest part of his Paris-Nice quest in stage 6.

Was it the longest day in your career?

I'd already been in that position before in the Giro. It was extremely stressful. But Kiryienka and Lopez Garcia made such a brilliant job. Full credit to them, they really made my life easier.  From the start, the team controlled the race brilliantly and showed we were the stronger team in the the race. They made my job so much easier just to sit back with a few guys in front of me controlling the race.

Were you nervous?

You're always a bit nervous. Over 220 kms, there's a lot that can go wrong We did what we had to do. Now were in Nice and probably in the best condition that you can be.

Are you confident now?

I know Col d'Eze very well as I live in Monaco. I have to be confident. Yesterday I showed I had excellent climbing legs and this is a climbing time trial. There are still great time trial riders behind me but I have a 32 seconds headstart on the next guy and it's a nice position to be in.

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Richie Porte : "I have to be confident"

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