Richie Porte abandons Tirreno-Adriatico with illness

Team Sky's leader at Tirreno-Adriatico, Richie Porte, abandons the race after suffering from stomach upset

Richie Porte, Tirreno-Adriatico 2014

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Richie Porte (Sky) abandoned the Tirreno-Adriatico stage race on Sunday in southern Italy after the key mountain stage. He felt ill on Sunday morning and the team said that he was vomiting.

"Unfortunately due to illness which occurred overnight it's been decided that Richie is too unwell to start the race," Team Sky Doctor Alan Farrell said in a press release. "We expect him to recover quickly and hope to have him back in training within the next 48 hours."

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.