Four times Tour de France champion Chris Froome will not try and add a record-binding fifth yellow sweater to his collection this summer. The Team Ineos leader was out on a recreation before today's era at Criterium du Dauphine when he fell into high speed and was injured.
Chief of Law David Brailsford talked to reporters before the competition and confirmed that Froome had been taken off the road in an ambulance waiting for an air transport to a local hospital with a suspected wrestling leg. "Sounds like he took his hands off his rails to blow his nose and winds [took] on the front wheel," says Brailsford. "He hit a wall at 60km / hour [36 mph] or something like that. He has a bad crack, he is badly injured. "Froomes wife Michelle said this morning that the extent of his injuries was not yet completed.
Froome won the 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017 tournament before finishing third last year behind teammate Geraint Thomas and runner-up Tom Dumoulin. tying the record last year was hampered by his choice to run the Giro d 'Italia while he was investigating doping costs, winning the Giro in a fantastic way and being freed in his elbow trophy, but when the tour reached the mountains he was gasped, as his team is a juggernaut with Better supporting rider than anyone else, Thomas still took Team Sky's sixth yellow shirt in seven years.
Team Sky became Team Ineos this season, and Froome restored his entire season around the Tour, rounding in shape at Dauphine before his crash and had entered the tour healthy, he would have been among the big favorites. Despite Thomas wins 2018 and Egan Bernal looks like a future champion, Brailsford claimed to have n's team would move behind Froome in July. Now it's probably Thomas, with Bernal in the old Froome castle when the mountain lieutenant gets ready to win the race if his leader stumbles. Ineos is perhaps the only team in the peloton that is strong enough to withstand the loss of a rider as well as Froome.