Richie Porte out of Volta a Catalunya with lingering illness

Tasmanian Richie Porte still suffering from illness that saw him withdraw from Tirreno-Adriatico - Setback for his race programme ahead of assault on Giro d'Italia in May

Richie Porte, Tirreno-Adriatico 2014

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Richie Porte withdrew from the Volta a Catalunya on Tuesday, suffering from the lingering effects of the illness that saw him quit Tirreno-Adriatico earlier in March.

It is a further setback for the Tasmanian's race programme and training schedule ahead of his assault on the Giro d'Italia in May, where he is set to lead Team Sky for the first time in a Grand Tour.

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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.