Crop maze tribute for Tasmania’s homegrown cycling champ Richie Porte

Updated February 13, 2018 10:50:26

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Pro cyclist Richie Porte’s Tasmanian roots are being celebrated in his home territory in northern Tasmania — with a crop maze.

Farmer Rowan Clark decided to pay tribute to the homegrown cycling favourite.

Mr Clark said he was a “huge fan” and had contemplated a maze tribute for several years.

“Richie is a great role model, always presents himself with spirit, courage and dignity even under enormous pressure,” Mr Clark said.

“Richie is a hugely popular guy and all of Tasmania can identify with him as of the great cyclists of the world at the moment.”