Tour de France: Porte and Mollema stay well in contention at Orcières-Merlette

Trek-Segafredo’s Richie Porte stayed well in contention in the general classification by finishing in the front group of 16 riders at the finish of stage 4 of the 2020 Tour de France at Orcières-Merlette
Trek-Segafredo’s Richie Porte stayed well in contention in the general classification by finishing in the front group of 16 riders at the finish of stage 4 of the 2020 Tour de France at Orcières-Merlette (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Trek-Segafredo have come to the 2020 Tour de France with two leaders in Australia's Richie Porte and Dutchman Bauke Mollema. Both riders have stayed out of trouble in what has at times been a very wet and treacherous race, which has seen a number of big names crash, but both Mollema and Porte finished safely within the 16-man front group at the conclusion of stage 4 at Orcières-Merlette on Tuesday, and now sit 11th and 16th, respectively, both 17 seconds down on race leader Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-QuickStep).

"It was good," Porte said in a team video interview following the stage. "Bauke and I were still up there with the main guys. The team did a great job today – Mads [Pedersen] was exceptional – and put us in a good position. It's nice to get through it and nice to finally get some good weather.

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