Four-time Tour de France winner Froome OUT of this year’s race after breaking leg
Froome – a four-time winner of cycling’s biggest event – was taken to hospital after crashing during a reconnaissance ride ahead of stage four of the Criterium du Dauphine.
It has now been reported that the Team Ineos rider broke his leg in the fall and will miss the Tour, which starts on July 6.
Froome, 34, was aiming to win back the title he lost last year to fellow Brit Geraint Thomas.
He was due to ride for the first time under Team Ineos colors, after former sponsors Sky pulled out of the team.
Team Ineos later confirmed the news that they will be deprived of their key man when racing gets underway on July 6.
Team INEOS can confirm that Chris Froome will miss the Tour de France after sustaining multiple serious injuries during a recon of today's Criterium du Dauphine stage.— Team INEOS (@TeamINEOS) June 12, 2019