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Four-time Tour de France champion ‘not in great shape’ after high-speed crash

Macquarie Sports Radio News

Four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome is in intensive care after a high-speed crash overnight.

Froome reportedly was trying to blow his nose while riding but hit a wall when a gust of wind caught his front wheel.

Tean Ineos principal Dave Brailsford said the 34-year-old was “not in great shape” after crash while riding at 54 km/h.

“There are crashes and bad crashes and this was a bad crash,” he told BBC Sport.

“We have had a look at his data, he went from 54km/h to a dead stop.

“Instead of channelling his efforts into the Tour, he will have to channel everything he has got into his recovery,”

Froome suffered a fractured right femur, a broken hip, a fractured elbow and fractured ribs and lost consciousness in the incident.

 

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