Porte the underdog promises to fight back

Richie Porte remains calm and confident despite being docked two minutes for letting his mate Simon Clarke give him a wheel.

Richie Porte after a flat tyre on stage ten of the 2015 Tour of Italy

(Image credit: Watson)

Richie Porte stepped out of Team Sky’s bus this morning with a wide grin on his face. If he was still angry from yesterday’s time losses, and what that did to his overal chances, he did a good job of hiding it from the awaiting press.

Losing 47 seconds after an untimely puncture and then being docked two minutes for accepting technical assistance from another team has all but ended Porte’s chances of winning this Giro, but you wouldn’t know it from his mood this morning in Forli.

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