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Porte blown away in Paris-Nice title chase

Caught out: Richie Porte.

Australian Richie Porte's hopes of winning the Paris-Nice for a third time all but vanished on a weather-ravaged second stage on Monday as he lost 14 minutes on the leaders.

Cycling stunner: Australian champ set to race for Russia

Shane Perkins is switching allegiances.

Gutted by being left out of Australia's track cycling team for the Rio Olympics, Shane Perkins has moved to switch sporting nations and compete for Russia at the 2020 Tokyo Games. The 30-year-old who won a world title for Australia five years ago and gold at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, has already been photographed in Russian team kit and posted the image on his Facebook page.