Tour de France: Richie Porte survives late puncture scare

Tour de France: Richie Porte survives late puncture scare

Australia’s Richie Porte survived what was a really late puncture scare after a hitting a pothole inside the ultimate eight kilometres of stage 14 of the Tour de France on Saturday. Nevertheless Porte – ninth general, 2:06 behind race chief Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) – was in a position to take Trek-Segafredo teammate Kenny Elissonde’s bike and rapidly rejoined the primary group with round six kilometres left to race.

“There was a hug pothole, which wasn’t supreme, so I had a double puncture [both wheels],” Porte defined in a video interview posted to social media by Trek-Segafredo on Saturday night. “Kim Andersen, our director, had stated that the roads weren’t the most effective within the closing, so we knew that Kenny was all the time to be shut by, in order quickly because it occurred, fortunately Kenny was fairly shut by, and I used to be in a position to soar again on [his bike] and ultimately come again to the bunch.”

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