Richie Porte GC hopes ruined by chest infection

Richie Porte says a chest infection has ruined his chances of challenging for Tour de France glory.

Porte, the default leader of Team Sky after Chris Froome pulled out injured on day five, had been keeping pace with leader Vincenzo Nibali and was second overall after 12 stages.

Richie Porte has struggled with a chest infection.

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