Richie Porte: 'I locked my back wheel & the next thing I was heading for the grass verge'

The Australian describes his horror crash on stage nine of the Tour de France which forced him to abandon the race

Richie Porte after a crash at the 2017 Tour de France stage nine (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

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Richie Porte says a locked up back wheel made him lose control on a slick descent in the Tour de France's ninth stage and said the next thing he knew he "was heading for the grass verge on the corner."

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