The Giro d'Italia champion said racing the Tour this year crossed his mind, but he later decided "it might not be such a very good idea."
"There were a few guys who preferred me to lose the race," Porte said after the Critérium du Dauphiné.
Alberto Contador refines his time trial position on a new Trek bike. With a strong result in the Dauphiné TT, he looks to be on track.
The Italian was forced to miss the Giro d'Italia because of an injury, so his attention has now turned toward the yellow jersey.
Nairo Quintana is the latest rider to come up short of achieving the near-impossible Giro d'Italia-Tour de France double.
Eusebio Unzué says Tom Dumoulin's pink jersey victory last weekend cemented his status as a favorite in any grand tour he starts.
The Giro d'Italia's overall title is up for grabs in Sunday's time trial, and Olympic silver medalist Tom Dumoulin looks poised to strike
Though Vincenzo Nibali and Tom Dumoulin made peace after exchanging harsh words, the race was on in stage 19.
Adam Yates is battling to win the Giro's best young rider's jersey. Without time lost to an untimely crash, he might have been riding for
A strong time trial rider who is developing his climbing talents, Bob Jungels grows into his role as a grand tour hopeful.