Saturday, March 23, 2013
Richie Porte takes lead in Criterium International
PORTO-VECCHIO, France -- Australian rider Richie Porte won the individual time trial on Saturday to take the overall lead in the Criterium International.
Two weeks after winning Paris-Nice for his biggest career victory, Porte is in a good position to win another race heading into Sunday's third and final stage.
Porte won the 4.3 mile time trial around Porto-Vecchio in a time of 9 minutes, 10 seconds -- one second faster than Italian rider Manuele Boaro and Tejay van Garderen of the United States, who are also second and third in the standings.
Tour de France runner-up Chris Froome is one second behind the pair in fourth place overall.