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Aussie Richie Porte confident of podium at Giro d'Italia

AUSTRALIAN rider Richie Porte says he is confident of finishing on the podium in the Giro d'Italia after holding off Spaniard Alejandro Valverde to win the seven-stage Tour of Catalonia by four seconds.

The victory lifted the Tasmanian to the top of the World Tour standings.



Hollywood of the Outback: Plans to build studios in Winton

premium_icon Hollywood of the Outback: Plans to build studios in Winton

It would be Australia's only regional film studios

Sand quarry approved as concerns resolved after 3 years

premium_icon Sand quarry approved as concerns resolved after 3 years

Residents are happy with the result but an appeal could be lodged

Disability carer rejected from popular river fest ride

premium_icon Disability carer rejected from popular river fest ride

Carer helping someone with a disability was slugged for a ride

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