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Porte says he is on road to recovery

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 01:01

Australian Richie Porte speaks of pain and disappointment at Tour crash exit.

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SHOWS: CHAMBERY, FRANCE (RECENT) (BMC - ACCESS ALL) 1. (SOUNDBITE) (English) BMC CYCLIST RICHIE PORTE SAYING: "Obviously I have felt much better than I do right now. I'm in a fair bit of pain and it is a big disappointment to be honest. I was in great form and the team were really strong around me as well. It is disappointing. I think after seeing the crash it was lucky that I walked away...walked away...came away with the injuries that I have." 2. (SOUNDBITE) (English) BMC CYCLIST RICHIE PORTE SAYING: "I came into the corner it wasn't like I was going to fast or anything like that but I just remember that I locked the back wheel up and the next thing I remember I was heading towards the grass verge on the corner. I stayed conscious the whole time, I remember the whole thing. I must say thank you to the medical staff at the races and the hospital, they have been fantastic." STORY: Cyclist Richie Porte has spoken about the crash that ended his Tour de France in spectacular style on Sunday (July 9). The Australian BMC rider was lucky not to have suffered more serious injuries after coming off his bike on a descent on stage nine. Porte, one of the pre-race favourites, broke his collarbone and his pelvis.

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Porte says he is on road to recovery

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 01:01