Porte and Dennis avoid losing time in tense Tour Down Under stage 2 finish

Richie Porte
Richie Porte (Trek-Segafredo) at the 2020 Tour Down Under (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Rohan Dennis and Richie Porte avoided losing time on stage 2 of the Tour Down Under after a late puncture and a pile-up with 1.5km to go tested their resolve on the road to Stirling.   

Dennis had to chase with Team Ineos teammate Luke Rowe after he punctured with 20km to go, when the pace was high in the rolling finale. Porte went down in the crash that involved around 30 riders and partially blocked the road as the peloton jostled for position before the flame rouge.

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Stephen Farrand
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Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.