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Richie Porte’s Olympics ended after crash leaves him with broken scapula

  • Injury rules Australian medal hope out of next week’s time trial
  • ‘I’m bruised and battered and sore and I’m disappointed,’ says Porte

Richie Porte’s hopes of winning an Olympic medal in Rio were dashed in a downhill crash in the men’s road race that left the Australian cyclist in hospital nursing a broken scapula.

Porte, who arrived in Brazil as a strong medal hope after finishing fifth in the recent Tour de France, crashed on the second of three descents from the steep Vista Chinese climb, injuring his right shoulder.

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