Top Tassie athlete award for cycling tour de force Riche Porte

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Richie Porte

Tasmanian cyclist Richie Porte competes in the seventh and last stage (time trial) of the 71st Paris-Nice cycling race in Nice, which he won. Source: AFP

PRO cyclist Richie Porte continues to pedal his way to the top with the 28-year-old announced as the 2013 Tasmanian Athlete of the Year last night.

Porte had an outstanding year that has many tipping the former Launceston triathlete as a future grand tour winner.

He created history in March becoming the first Australian to win the Paris Nice Road Race, setting up overall victory by winning two stages including the individual time trial.

In July, Porte rode in his second Tour de France.

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