Richie Porte’s horror crash prompts questions of Tour de France organisers | Kieran Pender

Rather than settling for a typical summit finale, ASO opted for the stage’s fourth technical descent and a finish in Chambéry

On Sunday morning European time, Gemma Porte tweeted: “Day of travel for me so only informative [Tour de France] messages/updates wanted. Nothing to spark the wifey nerves please!” She may have tempted fate. Several hours later, her husband Richie Porte ended his campaign for the 2017 Tour de France yellow jersey with a sickening crash on stage nine’s final descent.

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