10 Jul 2017 - 9:16 AM  UPDATED 10 Jul 2017 - 9:16 AM

The biggest Aussie casualty of the day was GC favourite Richie Porte, who retired from the race with a fractured collarbone and pelvis after a sickening crash on the technical descent of the Mont du Chat. Porte is expected to spend several weeks off the bike as he recovers from the crash. Full coverage below.

Porte's broken bones a big blow to BMC
Richie Porte has abandoned the Tour de France leaving his devastated team to wonder what may have been.
Porte's crash shocks the Tour
As Richie Porte crashed on Stage 9 of the Tour de France, Australia reacted with a complex mix of shock, sadness and concern. The Tasmanian who had been the beacon of hope for a nation lay prostrate on the side of the road as the Tour de France rode away from him.