7. The Aussies

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Even though many of the Aus­tralian riders race for teams other than GreenEDGE, you can still cheer them all on. Aus­tralians to watch out for in the 2015 Tour in­clude: Richie Porte – Af­ter his ex­tra­or­di­nary sec­ond win at the iconic Paris-Nice stage race ear­lier this year, Richie Porte de­clared he was set­ting his sights on the Tour de France. Rac­ing for Team Sky, Richie’s main role is to sup­port 2013 Tour win­ner, Chris Froome. But, in light of his own cur­rent form, he hopes to make a bid for the top spot him­self. Michael Rogers – A tour vet­eran and three-time world cham­pion, Michael Rogers has com­peted in 10 Tours de France and first chased the yel­low jersey back in 2007. Af­ter a few ill-fated at­tempts to win the Tour, how­ever, he has now de­cided to com­pete for in­di­vid­ual stage wins in­stead. Hope­fully 2015 will see a re­peat of his thrilling vic­tory in the 16th stage of last year’s tour. Michael Matthews – An up-and- com­ing sprinter, com­men­ta­tors are

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