'It was good to see the Tour on TV from a different perspective... Froome looked vulnerable at times'

Richie Porte says he gained a different perspective by watching the Tour de France on TV after crashing out on stage nine

Chris Froome during stage 15 of the 2017 Tour de France

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Watching the Tour de France on TV gave Richie Porte an insight into the race and his main rival Chris Froome that should help him in his bid for Tour victory next year, the Australian said this week.

A big crash on stage nine put Porte out of this year’s race with a fractured pelvis and collarbone. But the BMC rider, speaking at a training camp in Spain, said being relegated to the sofa wasn’t necessarily a bad thing.

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