Tour de France - Richie Porte fractures right clavicle: For the second year in a row, I am ending the race like this
Jul 16 2018 02:53 am CET

Tour de France - Richie Porte fractures right clavicle: For the second year in a row, I am ending the race like this
Tour de France - Richie Porte fractures right clavicle: For the second year in a row, I am ending the race like this
Photo of Richie Porte by the A.S.O.

Richie Porte (BMC) has sustained a fracture in the right clavicle after crashing out of the Tour de France at the ninth stage.

It was evident at the spot that the rider had suffered a serious injury. "Richie has been discharged by the hospital and the diagnosis is that he has a non-displaced right clavicle fracture," said BMC's chief Medical Officer Max Testa. "He will need to rest for a week before he considers starting to ride on the home trainer.

"From what we know at this point, it looks like a straightforward injury and one that is quite common in cycling. We are expecting him to be back on the bike training in probably three to four weeks and potentially racing in six to eight weeks. We will continue to monitor Richie's recovery and adjust the plan accordingly."

Porte is disappointed with his second withdrawal in a row from the French race. "Obviously I'm devastated," commented the rider. "For the second year in a row, I am ending the Tour de France like this. I was on the ground before I knew it and straight away felt pain in my right shoulder.

"I want to say a big thank you to my teammates for their incredible work over the first nine days. We had a great first week and I'm so disappointed that I won't be continuing to Paris. I hope to recover as fast as possible and get back to racing."




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