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Chris Froome is ‘not in great shape’ after suffering serious injuries in crash

Chris Froome is ‘not in great shape’ after suffering serious injuries in crash

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Britain's Chris Froome is in intensive care and "not in great shape" after suffering serious multiple fractures in a high-speed crash, his team principal Dave Brailsford told BBC Sport.Froome took his hand off his handlebars to blow his nose and was travelling at 54km/h when a gust of wind caught his front wheel, causing him to hit a wall.He was airlifted to St Etienne University Hospital for surgery. "Time is of the essence in these situations," said the Team Ineos boss.The four-time Tour de France champion, 34, has suffered a fractured right femur, a broken hip, a fractured elbow and fractured ribs and lost consciousness following the crash.Speaking to Radio 5 Live's BeSpoke podcast, Brails...
Chris Froome: Giro d'Italia win's validity should not be questioned

Chris Froome: Giro d'Italia win's validity should not be questioned

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Chris Froome says there should be "no question at all" about the validity of his Giro d'Italia success.Team Sky's Froome wrapped up his maiden Giro victory on Sunday to become only the third man to hold all three of cycling's Grand Tours simultaneously.The 33-year-old Briton is involved in an ongoing anti-doping case after giving an adverse result in a test at last year's Vuelta a Espana. But he told the BBC he was tested "every day" of the three-week Giro.Four-time Tour de France champion Froome has asthma and received permission from cycling chiefs to use legal asthma drug salbutamol at the Vuelta, which he won to become the third man to claim the Tour and the Vuelta in the same year.Howeve...
Froome takes Giro lead with stunning stage win, Yates drops away dramatically

Froome takes Giro lead with stunning stage win, Yates drops away dramatically

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Chris Froome launched a devastating attack to win stage 19 of the Giro d'Italia and take the leader's pink jersey from fellow Briton Simon Yates.Yates finished almost 39 minutes behind Team Sky's Froome, who attacked 80km from the finish in Bardonecchia.Froome, 33, was fourth prior to Friday's 184km run from Venaria Reale. But, with two days remaining, he now has a 40-second lead over Tom Dumoulin as he attempts to become the first British man to win the Giro d'Italia.BeSpoke podcast - 'One of the best rides of all time'The four-time Tour de France champion is also attempting to become only the seventh man to win all three Grand Tours, and just the third to win three in succession."I don't th...
Tour de France champion Froome to race in Vuelta a Espana

Tour de France champion Froome to race in Vuelta a Espana

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Four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome has confirmed he will ride in this year's Vuelta a Espana in pursuit of a historic double.Briton Froome, 32, won his latest Tour title on Sunday in Paris.No rider has won the Tour and Vuelta in the same year since the race moved from April, to August and September in 1995. "I've got the opportunity and I'm certainly going to go for it," Team Sky's Froome, who has finished second on three occasions in the Vuelta, said."The Vuelta is a race I love - it's vicious but it's three weeks that I enjoy. I've come second three times now and I'd love to win."To win both the Tour and the Vuelta in one year would be absolutely incredible."Froome can go on to win more titles - BrailsfordIs Froome Britain's least loved great sportsman?The 2017 Vuelta - the S...