Twitter reacts to Richie Porte's Giro d'Italia time penalty

Twitter reacts to Richie Porte being given a two minute time penalty after swapping wheels with Orica-GreenEdge rider Simon Clarke on stage 10 of the Giro d'Italia

Photo: Graham Watson

Richie Porte's (Team Sky) Giro d'Italia hopes took a setback in the closing kilometres of stage 10 when a puncture caused him to be left behind by the peloton.

Despite the efforts of his teammates he crossed the line 47 seconds in arrears to pink jersey wearer Alberto Contador, falling to fourth overall at 1m09s.

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Jack Elton-Walters hails from the Isle of Wight, and would be quick to tell anyone that it's his favourite place to ride. He has covered a varied range of topics for Cycling Weekly, producing articles focusing on tech, professional racing and cycling culture. He moved on to work for Cyclist Magazine in 2017 where he stayed for four years until going freelance. He now returns to Cycling Weekly from time-to-time to cover racing, review cycling gear and write longer features for print and online.