Richie Porte returns to racing this weekend for first time since Tour de France horror crash

Australian Richie Porte will take part in the Japan Cup Cycle Road Race as part of BMC's line-up

Richie Porte at the 2017 Tour de France (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Richie Porte will make his return to racing at the Japan Cup Cycle Road Race this weekend (October 21-22). It will be Porte's first race since he crashed out of the Tour de France in July.

The 32-year-old Australian was descending the Mont du Chat on stage nine of the Tour with a group of overall favourites, including race leader Chris Froome, when he crashed heavily.

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Nigel Wynn
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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.