Chris Froome backs Richie Porte for Tour de France podium position

Richie Porte can still make it to the final podium of the 2016 Tour de France, says former Sky team-mate Chris Froome

Richie Porte on stage 18 of the 2016 Tour de France

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Sky's Chris Froome backs his former team-mate Richie Porte to finish on the Tour de France podium in Paris on Sunday after two impressive days in the Alps, including fourth best in Thursday's time trial to Megève.

Porte, now with BMC Racing, put time on most of his rivals for the podium spot behind Froome in the 17-kilometre mountain time trial. He slipped to five minutes behind Froome, but moved within 1-08 minutes of Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo) in second and 44 seconds of Adam Yates (Orica-BikeExchange) in third.

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