Richie Porte facing first day as Team Sky's Tour de France leader

Tasmanian Richie Porte says he will "take this chance to prove that I can be up there" after Chris Froome crashes out of Tour de France

Richie Porte, Tirreno-Adriatico 2014

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Richie Porte will lead team Sky in the Tour de France after it lost 2013 winner Chris Froome to crashes in Wednesday's stage five to Arenberg.

"It's a prime position to be in to lead the team," Porte told Sydney Morning Herald. "I'm definitely going to take this chance to prove that I can be up there on the general classification."

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