Richie Porte dropped from second to fourth after three Sky riders outmaneuvered him when he attacked in Sunday's final stage.
Richie Porte wants to be BMC Racing's top GC man at the Tour de France, and he's using the Critérium du Dauphiné to show off his skills.
The Australian was zapped with a stomach bug Wednesday and the team decided to pull the plug after two days of racing in cold weather.
BMC Racing’s Tejay van Garderen and Richie Porte are racing together for the first time this season at the Volta a Catalunya.
Porte, Thomas, and Bardet will be gunning for early season wins, but it's likely that Alberto Contador will win the "Race to the sun."
BMC leader Richie Porte is dropped in Tour of Oman stage 2, losing more time, but the team says he's on track for his Tour de France goals.
Richie Porte is a co-leader alongside Tejay van Garderen on BMC Racing this season, a role he says comes with added pressure.
Gallery: Richie Porte Attacks on Stage 5
Richie Porte (BMC) kicked away from the field on Willunga as Gerrans fought to retain his overall lead by 8 seconds
Pairing of Tejay van Garderen and Richie Porte has BMC aiming for outright Tour victory