Richie Porte quits Giro d'Italia

Team Sky's leader leaves the Giro d'Italia after a race marred by bad luck, crashes and an already infamous time penalty

Richie Porte finishes stage fifteen of the 2015 Giro d'Italia (Watson)

(Image credit: Watson)

The Giro d'Italia will start again on Tuesday without Sky's Richie Porte.

Porte crashed on Friday on the wet roads of Jesolo and lost time in both the time trial and yesterday's first big summit finish to Madonna di Campiglio. Today he pulled the plug on a frustrating two weeks.

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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.