13 April 2020

Four-time Tour de France winner Froome says he has 'pretty much recovered' from 2019 crash

Four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome has revealed his recovery from a high-speed crash in June last year is 'pretty much complete'.

The 34 year-old suffered multiple injuries while scouting the course of stage four at the Crtierium du Dauphine, fracturing his right femur, elbow and ribs.

Ten months on from the incident that could have ended his career, Froome believes only now is he back to where he wants to be.

Speaking to Cycling News, Froome said: "It's going well. I'm staying really busy, obviously, with the kids every day, and doing as much training as I can on the turbo trainer and a lot of gym work as well.

"The recovery's going really well. I'd go as far as saying it's pretty much complete. I am still doing some exercises off the bike to strengthen that right side that was injured, but I'm back into normal training loads again and that's going really well."

The 2020 edition of the Tour de France has not yet been postponed, with reports stating a decision will be made by May 15.

Cycling's governing body, the UCI, have suspended the current season until at least June 1, throwing doubt over whether the Tour will take place as planned.

The three-week stage race is set to get underway in Nice on Saturday, June 27.

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