Team Ineos: Chris Froome suffers femur, elbow and ribs fractures in Dauphine crash
Jun 13 2019 01:29 am CET

Team Ineos: Chris Froome suffers femur, elbow and ribs fractures in Dauphine crash
Team Ineos: Chris Froome suffers femur, elbow and ribs fractures in Dauphine crash
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Team Ineos has confirmed that Chris Froome has sustained several serious injuries during a recon of the individual time trial of the Criterium du Dauphine.

The four-time winner of the Tour de France crashed towards the end of the recon in Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes and his injuries include a fractured right femur, a fractured elbow and fractured ribs.

"Chris was taken to Roanne Hospital where initial examinations confirmed multiple injuries, most notably a fractured right femur and right elbow," said Team Ineos' doctor Richard Usher. "He has also suffered fractured ribs. He is now being airlifted to St Etienne University Hospital for further treatment.

"On behalf of the Team, I would like to commend the treatment he received from the emergency services and all at Roanne Hospital in assessing and stabilising him. We will now turn our focus towards supporting him in his recovery."

Team Principal, Sir Dave Brailsford commented on the situation. "Our primary focus now is obviously on ensuring Chris gets the very best possible care, which he will do, so he can recover as soon as possible," he explained. "One of our big strengths on this team is coming together in difficult moments, and we will ensure we do everything possible to support Chris and his family."

"Even though we all recognise the risks involved in our sport, it's always traumatic when a rider crashes and sustains serious injuries. Chris had worked incredibly hard to get in fantastic shape and was on track for the Tour, which unfortunately he will now miss. One of the things which set Chris apart is his mental strength and resilience – and we will support him totally in his recovery, help him to recalibrate and assist him in pursuing his future goals and ambitions."

The British team also confirmed that the rider will miss the 2019 Tour de France.




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