Tour De Suisse: Porte Comes Under Attack From Quintana
Richie Porte conceded 22 seconds of his lead during stage 7 at the Tour de Suisse to a long-range successful attack from Movistar's Nairo Quintana, but the BMC rider held onto the yellow jersey, thanks to some furious pace-setting by teammate Greg Van Avermaet. After Quintana made his move with 25km to go, Porte was forced to lead the chase, but when the Colombian kicked a second time, Porte wisely waited to rely on the help of his team. Tejay van Garderen made his way back to the group to briefly help chase, but it was Van Avermaet, who dropped back from the early breakaway, who proved critical to limiting Porte's losses. "That was a long climb and I don't think we ever expected Nairo to go that early but that's racing," Porte said. "I wasn't expecting an attack so early on the bottom of the climb but I had ...
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