Richie Porte Extends Tour De Suisse Lead With Late Attack

Richie Porte in yellow during stage 6 at Tour de Suisse

Richie Porte ( BMC Racing ) extended his lead on GC at the Tour de Suisse to 32 seconds over Sam Oomen and Wilco Kelderman (both Team Sunweb) with a late attack on the final climb of stage 6 . The Australian attacked from a group of GC contenders and rode Nairo Quintana (Movistar) and several other potential Tour de France riders off his wheel. Although the stage win escaped him, Porte is in a strong position to win his first stage race of 2018 and take a morale-boosting victory with the Tour de France just weeks away. Two key stages remain in the Tour de Suisse, however, and after last year's finale at the Critérium du Dauphiné in which he lost the lead in dramatic fashion, Porte is not taking any chances or writing off any of his rivals. "It's nice to take a little bit more time. Guys ...

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