Saturday 7 December 2019

Froome out of Tour after serious crash

Chris Froome. Pic: PA
Chris Froome. Pic: PA

FOUR time Tour de France winner Chris Froome (above) is out of this year's race after crashing yesterday.

Froome was taken to hospital following a crash before the start of the time trial stage in the Criterium du Dauphine.

Team Ineos confirmed in a statement that the Tour specialist had come off his bike during a reconnaissance of the day's ride and had withdrawn from the race.

A spokesperson later confirmed that he had suffered a suspected broken femur as his fellow Briton Adam Yates took the lead in the race.

The stage four time-trial was won by Team Jumbo-Visma's Wout Van Aert but Yates did enough to take the yellow jersey of the overall leader.

The Mitchelton-SCOTT rider has a four-second lead over Dylan Teuns heading into today's fifth stage.

Dan Martin is in 13th place, 1min 13secs behind Yates.

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