Tour de France: Porte hoped for more on La Planche des Belles Filles

Richie Porte (BMC) put in an aggressive showing on the first Tour de France stage with a serious mountain-top finish, putting his team to work controlling the race, but the Australian simply could not dislodge defending champion Chris Froome (Team Sky). The pair finished together, with Froome taking a four-second time bonus to gain the race lead and inch out his advantage on Porte, who now sits in fifth place at 39 seconds.

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