As Chris Froome links arms with his Team Sky colleagues at the Tour de France, Richie Porte almost brings the whole squad down
The opening kilometres of the final stage at the Tour de France are an opportunity for the riders to enjoy each other’s company, congratulate each other and pose for some weird photos.
But one photo opportunity for the Team Sky squad almost ended in disaster as Richie Porte nearly crashed as he linked arms with his colleagues.
Traditionally the yellow jersey wearer will ride in the middle of his teammates as they all put their arms around each other’s shoulders in one long line.
Porte, though, looked a bit shaky in the wet conditions as he battled to keep his front wheel in a straight line. Luckily he saved the wobble at the last moment, with Froome in the firing line if he had hit the deck.
All Froome has to do is to make it to the Champs-Elysées in one piece to be crowned the winner of the 2015 Tour de France. He’ll probably be steering well clear of Porte from now on.