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Four-time Tour de France winner Froome OUT of this year’s race after breaking leg

Four-time Tour de France winner Froome OUT of this year’s race after breaking leg
British cycling star Chris Froome has been ruled out of this year’s Tour de France after breaking his leg in a training crash.

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. 

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