Richie Porte battling on in Tour de France despite chest infection

Richie Porte aims to finish Tour de France despite illness and time loss

Richie Porte on stage fifteen of the 2014 Tour de France

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Sky's Richie Porte will continue in the Tour de France despite losing time in the mountain stages on Friday and Saturday, and a chest infection.

"It's the Tour de France, the goal is to get to Paris. Even yesterday, when I wasn't great, I still made it in before the gruppetto, so it's realistic to try and finish the race," Porte said.

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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.