Richie Porte withdraws from Tour de Romandie with illness

BMC Racing rider Richie Porte suffering from stomach complaint over night, and pulls out of Tour de Romandie before stage two - Sky's Ian Stannard also out of race

Richie Porte in time trial action

(Image credit: Watson)

Australian Richie Porte has withdrawn from the Tour de Romandie in Switzerland ahead of stage two after suffering from an overnight illness.

Porte's BMC Racing Team issued a statement on Thursday morning, saying that the 31-year-old had withdrawn on medical advice.

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