Richie Porte in Rio hospital, Olympics ruined after breaking scapula in road crash

Lycra…please explain why It’s not just flashing across our screens on Tour de France riders, it’s everywhere, so what lies behind its success? Rio de Janeiro: Richie Porte’s Olympics are over, spoiled by a broken shoulder blade sustained in a road race crash that has ultimately ruined the Australian star’s hopes in two events and landed him in a Rio hospital, partially immobilised. Fifth in last month’s Tour de France, Porte overcame two earlier stops with mechanical problems and looked poised to be in medal contention before falling foul, mid-descent, with just 35km of a 237.5km route to complete. Painful end: Australia’s Richie Porte. Photo: AP Writhing with pain…
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