Sky sports director Nicolas Portal leaves Liege for birth of daughter

Nicolas Portal and Bernie Eisel

Sky sports director Nicolas Portal left the Liège-Bastogne-Liège team and rushed home last night for the birth of his daughter. His wife went into labour early, welcoming baby Aïnoa early this morning.

Portal wrote a text message to the team this morning, "Don't worry, I'll be watching the race from TV at home."

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