Chris Froome set to miss Tour de France with broken leg

12 June 2019 12:45
Chris Froome (Team Ineos) has crashed out of the Criterium du Dauphine, fracturing his femur and so ending his hopes of riding the Tour de France.  The British rider fell during the recon of the stage 4 time trial and was airlifted to hospital for treatment. The news was confirmed on Twitter by Team Ineos and by team manager Dave Brailsford. The fall took place towards the end of his late morning recon of the 26.1km stage around Roanne. Froome came into the stage within touching distance of the yellow jersey and was set to lead Team Ineos at the Tour de France in July. He was using the Dauphine has his final warm up race for the Tour de France. He performed well on stage 2 of the race and made the key selection when the GC riders attacked on the final climb.ADVERTISEMENT This morning he set out along with his Team Ineos teammates for a recon of the stage 4 course. It was meant to be his first and only individual time trial ahead of this year’s Tour de France, where he was looking to win the race for the fifth time in his career. Froome was using the Criterium du Dauphine as his final warm-up race head of the Tour de France. He performed well on stage 2 of the race and made the key selection when the GC riders attacked on the final climb. This morning he set out alongside his Team Ineos teammates for a recon of the stage 4 course. It was meant to be his first and only individual time trial ahead of this year’s Tour de France, where he was looking to win the race for the fifth time in his career. Team INEOS can confirm that Chris Froome crashed during a recon of stage four of the Criterium du Dauphine today. He is currently on his way to a local hospital and won’t start today’s fourth stage. We will provide a further update in due course. pic.twitter.com/3x3h5BD5cH — Team INEOS (@TeamINEOS) 12 June 2019 You can read more at Cyclingnews.com . read full article

Source: Cycling News