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Tour de France: Porte moves into second overall

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Richie Porte surrounded by his Team Sky teammates

Richie Porte surrounded by his Team Sky teammates (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Richie Porte (Team Sky)

Richie Porte (Team Sky) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Richie Porte (Team Sky) was fourth

Richie Porte (Team Sky) was fourth (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Richie Porte (Team Sky) finished just behind the maillot jaune

Richie Porte (Team Sky) finished just behind the maillot jaune (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Richie Porte (Sky) is now his team's GC man after Froome's abandon

Richie Porte (Sky) is now his team's GC man after Froome's abandon (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Five days ago Team Sky thought they were waving goodbye to their general classification hopes as their team leader Chris Froome was forced to abandon the Tour de France. However, Richie Porte changed that on La Planche de Belles Filles.

Born in Ireland to a cycling family and later moved to the Isle of Man, so there was no surprise when I got into the sport. Studied sports journalism at university before going on to do a Masters in sports broadcast. After university I spent three months interning at Eurosport, where I covered the Tour de France. In 2012 I started at Procycling Magazine, before becoming the deputy editor of Procycling Week. I then joined Cyclingnews, in December 2013.