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Riche Porte (Sky)

Porte vows to reach Paris after illness wrecks his Tour de France ambitions

July 20, 14:21

Team Sky's Richie Porte has vowed he will continue to fight on at the Tour de France despite losing more than 13 minutes in the overall classification during the two Alpine stages; stage 13 to Chamrousse and stage 14 to Risoul.

The Tasmanian was lying second overall and seemed set to fight for a podium place behind race leader Vincenzo Nibali. He suffered in the heat on Friday, however, and began a course on antibiotics after picking up some kind of virus. He is now 15th overall at 16:03, leaving Team Sky without an overall contender after winning the...