'Richie Porte on the Tour de France podium in BMC colours just wasn't meant to be'

Team-mates and management lament bad luck that saw their general classification hopes disappear in an instant

Richie Porte (BMC Racing) struggles to his feet after crashing out of the 2018 Tour de France (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Richie Porte will never wear the red and black BMC Racing colours on the podium in Paris after he crashed and abandoned again in the Tour de France.

The Australian fell in the Arras-Roubaix stage nine, before the race hit the first of 15 cobbled sectors. He dislocated his right shoulder and pulled out immediately.

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