No broken bones for Richie Porte after Paris-Nice crash, just 'beat up and sore'

The 36-year-old crashed after George Bennett slipped on a discarded bidon and swerved into the Tasmanian's path

Richie Porte after crashing on stage one of Paris-Nice 2021 (Photo by Bas Czerwinski/Getty Images)

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It wasn't the return to Dave Brailsford's squad that Richie Porte would have been dreaming about, as the 36-year-old crashed out of Paris-Nice on stage one.

It's not quite a full-fledged nightmare, though, as the Tasmanian suffered no fractures in the fall. After being assessed back at the Ineos Grenadiers' hotel, Porte was taken to hospital for scans, with no fractures to his lower back or pelvis found.

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