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Seriously injured during the Dauphiné, Chris Froome will not participate in the Tour de France

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The British Christopher Froome is in "a very serious state" after falling on Wednesday, during the training of the 4th stage of the Criterium du Dauphine. He will not participate in the Tour de France this summer, according to his manager.

He is in "a very serious state". The British Christopher Froome fell Wednesday, June 12, in Roanne, during his training for the Criterium du Dauphine. The four-time winner of the Tour de France will be forfeited for the Great Loop.

"It's a serious accident," Ineos team boss Dave Brailsford told France Télévisions. "He is in a very, very serious state, it is clear that he will not start the Tour" on July 6th in Brussels.

Froome would suffer including an open fracture of the femur, according to a witness present at the scene of the accident. It is also affected at other places of the body (elbow in particular).

The cyclist hits a wall

It is a gust of wind that is at the origin of the fall of Froome, party recognize in the middle of the day, under the sun, the course of the time trial of Dauphine with his lieutenant, the Dutch climber Wout Poels.

"They were driving very fast, there was a lot of wind, the wind took the front wheel and he (Froome) got into a wall," Brailsford said.

The fall of the quadruple winner of the Tour de France occurred in the village of Saint-André d'Apchon (Loire), in a straight line and downhill. At this point, runners pass at about 60 km / h, the speed estimated by many of them.

The 34-year-old Briton won the Tour four times (2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017). Three times, he won the Dauphiné before (2013, 2015 and 2016), the rehearsal of the Grande Boucle.

"We wish him the best recovery," told AFP Tour Director Christian Prudhomme, who spoke about the consequences for the next edition of the Grand Loop. "Without him or with him, it obviously can not be the same … Chris Froome has been the central character of the Tour since 2013."

AFP

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