Porte's Giro d'Italia loss is Froome's Tour de France gain

Richie Porte may have had to withdraw from the Giro d'Italia after a series of misfortunes, but he'll be in top condition to help Sky team-mate Chris Froome at the Tour de France in July

Chris Froome and Richie Porte, Criterium du Dauphine 2013, stage eight
(Image credit: Watson)

The bad luck that blighted Richie Porte’s Giro d’Italia could be a blessing in disguise for Chris Froome’s Tour de France campaign.

“We all face adversity at some point, it’s how you come back that counts!” tweeted Froome after his best friend and team-mate had been forced out of the Italian race through injury on Monday. And that comeback almost certainly means he’ll be helping Froome win a second Tour.

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