Geraint Thomas sends best wishes to 'biggest threat' Richie Porte after Tour de France crash

Australian out of the Tour after crashing on hectic, chaotic stage to Roubaix

Richie Porte (BMC Racing) recovers by the roadside after crashing out out of the 2018 Tour de France (Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

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The biggest threat to another Team Sky victory in the Tour de France disappeared today when Richie Porte (BMC Racing) fell victim to the famous roads of Paris-Roubaix.

That was the opinion of Sky's Geraint Thomas, who nevertheless expressed concern and sympathy for the Australian after a brutal day on the cobbles.

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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.