Richie Porte survives Tour de France ‘fistfight’ at Queen’s Stage


Richie Porte (Trek Segafredo) may have lost time in the Battle of the Yellow Jersey at the ‘Queen Stage’ – Stage 17 of the Tour de France on Wednesday – but the Australians still managed to come out as a winner, as he Went to two places. Overall standings, from sixth to fourth.

Porte, 35, was fifth at the summit finale of Cole de la Loz, 1:01 behind stage winner Miguel ोपngel López (Astana), but he took the leap ahead of Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) over his primary GC opponents Dropped a number) and Rigoberto Oraon (EF Pro Cycling). On a brutal day in the race, Porte had to keep pace with the main contenders and then ride his own race when he came within 3 km of the final race. She had the support of her team throughout the stage, with exceptional performances from Mads Pederson and Kenny Elisonde.