ROANNE, France — The four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome will miss this yr’s race after a “dangerous crash” in coaching on Wednesday.
The chief of Froome’s crew, Staff INEOS, Dave Brailsford, stated Froome sustained a suspected fractured femur in a 40 mile an hour crash.
Froome, of Britain, was being airlifted to a hospital, Brailsford stated on the Criterium du Dauphine race in southeastern France.
Froome, 34, was working towards on the route of the fourth stage of the eight-day Dauphine race, which might have been his first time-trial take a look at this season.
Brailsford stated Froome was using in gusty winds and appeared to lose management of his entrance wheel when making an attempt to clear his nostril.
Froome obtained remedy rapidly from medical workers with a race ambulance that was close to the scene of the crash, Brailsford stated.
In search of a fourth win in the important thing prep race, Froome was eighth within the Dauphine standings, 24 seconds behind chief Dylan Teuns of Belgium. Froome gained the Dauphine earlier than his Tour wins in 2013, ’15 and ’16. He additionally gained the 2017 Tour.
The three-week Tour de France begins on July 6. Froome’s longtime teammate Geraint Thomas is the defending champion.