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Richie Porte survives Tour de France ‘fistfight’ on queen stage – Cyclingnews.com

Australian climber moves up to places to fourth overall

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Richie Porte (Trek Segafredo) may have lost time in the battle for the yellow jersey on the Tour de France’s ‘queen stage’ stage 17 on Wednesday but the Australian still managed to come out a winner, as he moved up two places in the overall standings, from sixth to fourth.
Porte, 35, finished fifth on the summit finish of the Col de la Loze, 1:01 behind stage winner Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana), but he dropped a number of his primary GC rivals to leap above both Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) and…

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