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Richie Porte taken to hospital after horror crash in the Tour de France (video)

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Pre-race favourite Richie Porte suffered a heavy crash in a descent during the ninth stage of the Tour de France.

The BMC Racing rider hit the rocks on his right-hand side and was attended to by medics, who carried him into an ambulance on a stretcher.

 

Earlier, Geraint Thomas of Team Sky also crashed out of the race.