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Tour de France: Richie Porte Suffers Two Fractures after his Terrible Fall

CYCLING: Richie Porte, the rider of the BMC team violently hit a wall in the descent of the Mont du Chat …

The 9th stage of the Tour de France between Nantua and Chambery had to do damage in the pack. But we did not think so. Several riders were forced to retire, as Geraint Thomas, Jesus Herrada and Robert Gesink, others have lost much time, like Rafal Majka (35 mins). Considered one of the big outsiders for overall victory, Australian Richie Porte was also the victim of a violent fall that forced him to retire from the Tour de France.

His team, BMC, announced in the evening that he has suffered two fractures to the collarbone and pelvis, both without moving. “Richie also has broad superficial abrasions to the right side,” said Dr. Testa, doctor of American education, adding that at this stage, “the injury will not require surgery.” The duration of his incapacity was estimated to be at least four weeks.


In the descent of Mont du Chat, Porte took the side of the road before his back wheel left the road, causing him to fall off and slide across the road and hitting the wall on the right hand side a extreme force. There is more fear than harm, he was conscious after his fall, said FranceTV. Florence Pommerie, doctor of the Tour attende Richie Porte straight away. The leader of the BMC was immediately taken to the hospital for various tests.

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