Richie began his professional career in 2010 with Team Saxo-Bank, and he immediately showed his Grand Tour potential, winning the best young rider’s jersey and finishing 7th overall at the Giro d’Italia. Richie has started 14 Grand Tours, but misfortune and illness have plagued his podium chances over the years, with 5th place in the 2016 Tour de France being his best result. While a big result in a Grand Tour has eluded him, Richie has won some of the biggest one-week stage races, including Paris Nice twice and the Tour de Suisse. In 2020, Richie’s race program will again focus on reaching the podium in the Tour de France.

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What is your best memory on the bike?

Winning Paris-Nice in 2013.

Which skill or talent do you have that people don’t know about?

My wife says I have an expandable stomach in the off-season.

Who inspires you?

People who go on holidays to tackle climbs feared by professionals.