Richie Porte rubbishes claims he was 'helping' Chris Froome in Tour de France mountains

BMC rider Richie Porte dismisses the accusation that he was assisting former Sky team-mate Chris Froome during stage nine of the Tour de France

Richie Porte leads Chris Froome and Nairo Quintana during the 2016 Tour de France, stage nine

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Australian Richie Porte has reacted strongly to claims that he was 'helping' former Sky team-mate Chris Froome during Sunday's Tour de France high mountain stage in the Pyrenees, and would not attack him.

BMC Racing Team's Porte was part of a small group of general classification contenders that were fighting it out in the final kilometres on the Arcalis climb in Andorra. Also present were Froome, Nairo Quintana (Movistar), Adam Yates (Orica-BikeExchange) and Dan Martin (Etixx-QuickStep).

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