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Breaking: Richie Porte out of Tour de France after horrifying stage 9 crash

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Australian rider Richie Porte, has just abandoned Tour de France after getting involved in a heavy fall on Sunday’s ninth stage.


Porte was among the favourites of this season’s biggest Grand Tour but sadly, he had to abandon the race midway through meaning current champion Chris Froome has now one less competition and more chance to grab the fifth Tour de France title of his career.


Yesterday’s stage saw several crashes one of them involving Froome as well who was able to get up and get going only minutes after the crash. Porte on the other hand, faced fractures mostly on his collarbone and arms.


Although he tried really hard to get up and continue the race, he was unable to do so and waited for the ambulance to give him the proper medical care.


Not as planned…



After winning the Tour de Suisse only a few weeks ago, Porte left everyone believing that he was more than ready to fight and win Le Tour.


However, the 33-year old’s luck seemed to not be on his side struggling to win time especially since he had already lost too much time on stage one after a sudden crash and was almost nine minutes behind Greg Van Avermaet in the overall standings. And now, he is forced to abandon the race…


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