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

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Riche Porte (Sky)

Riche Porte (Sky) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Richie Porte (Sky) rolls to the start line of stage 7

Richie Porte (Sky) rolls to the start line of stage 7 (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Richie Porte (Team Sky) takes time to answer a few questions before the start of stage 11

Richie Porte (Team Sky) takes time to answer a few questions before the start of stage 11 (Image credit: ASO/G. Demouveaux)

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.