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Porte becomes first Australian to win Paris-Nice

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Team Sky rider Richie Porte became the first Australian winner of Paris-Nice on Sunday as he won the final stage 9.6km time-trial to hold off the challenge of American Andrew Talansky. 

Sky Procycling Team Australian cyslist Richie Porte wearing the overall leader yellow jersey competes during the sixth stage of the 71st Paris-Nice cycling race between Manosque and Nice, on March 9, 2013. Porte became the first winner of Paris-Nice on Sunday as he won the final stage 9.6km time-trial to hold off the challenge of American Andrew Talansky.

The 28-year-old began the day with a 32sec lead over Talansky in the prestigious race and came home in a time of 19min 16secs to wrap up the overall victory.

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