Tweet of the Day: Richie Porte Misses Daughter’s Birth to Race Tour de France
The Tour is calling
— Trek-Segafredo (@TrekSegafredo) September 5, 2020
Trek-Segafredo’s Richie Porte announced the birth of his second daughter this morning on social media. The 35-year-old learned his wife Gemma went into labor before the start of stage 7 yesterday. Porte welcomed his daughter Eloise into the world late last night from France. He will continue to race the Tour. The Australian’s currently in 13th place 1:34 behind race leader Adam Yates. Porte is poised to finish inside the top ten by the end of the Tour.
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While yesterday was bitterly disappointing on the bike my wife Gemma and I had this little bundle of joy arrive. Hurts more than words can express to miss the birth of your child but thank you @treksegafredo for being so supportive. Will be a long and tough race mentally now but the biggest gift awaits after Paris ????