Richie Porte slams crowd control after chaos of Tour de France stage 12

Porte says he was bitterly disappointed with how events unfolded on the slopes of Ventoux on stage 12 of the Tour de France, and it remains to be seen how he performs in the time trial on the 13th stage

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After the finish line of the 12th stage of the Tour de France, Richie Porte was visibly angered by what had just transpired 1200m down the road on the slopes of Mont Ventoux.

The Australian had been caught up in a collision with a motorcycle which stopped in front of him, along with Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo) and race leader Chris Froome (Team Sky).

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).