Just a few years after starting cycling, Adelaide's Alex Porter claimed the 2014 junior team pursuit world title and just a few months later collected his maiden elite victory with World Cup gold in the points race.
In 2016, he claimed his first team pursuit world title, and followed this up in 2017, followed by the 2018 Madison crown.
Alex kicked off 2018 strong with appearances at the Santos Tour Down Under, Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race and TrackNats.
With Sam Welsford, Leigh Howard and Kelland O’Brien, he teamed to become the first team in history to break the three-minute (3:49.804) fifty-second barrier on their way to winning gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.
The quartet then smashed this at the 2019 Track Worlds Championships (3min 48.012sec) giving Porter a third career world title.
At the 2020 Track Worlds Championships in Germany, Porter, Welsford, Howard, Scott and Plapp (3:50.015) fell just two-hundredths of a second off the podium when they finished fourth.
Porter made his Olympic Games debut in 2021 in Tokyo, winning bronze in the team pursuit with O'Brien, Plapp, Howard and Welsford.
|3rd||2021||Men's Team Pursuit - Olympic Games||Tokyo||Japan|