Pro cyclist Richie Porte's Tasmanian roots are being celebrated in his home territory 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."
The four-hectare maze took eight hours to mow using a tractor and a GPS to navigate the route.
The design depicts Porte leading the peloton during a mountain stage of the Tour de France. The maze is the fifth cut into a field of sorghum at the Hagley farm which is just up the road from Porte's hometown of Hadspen. Previous maze projects have included a Tasmanian tiger and a map of Tasmania.
The Porte maze will be open to the public from February 24 for five weekends.
(From ABC News - 13 February 2018)