Chris Froome’s injuries ‘could have been hell of a lot worse’, says Thomas

17 June 2019 07:36
• Tour de France champion says Froome’s absence is ‘big blow’• ‘He was lucky to come away with the damage he’s done’Chris Froome was “lucky” not to have sustained even greater injuries following his crash last week, according to teammate Geraint Thomas.Froome crashed into a wall at 37mph in the French town of Roanne last Wednesday, leaving him with multiple broken bones including a fractured neck, a fractured right femur, a broken hip and fractured ribs. Thomas, who will lead Team Ineos into the Tour de France in Froome’s absence, said the accident “could have been a hell of a lot worse” and admitted the absence of the 34-year-old will be a “big blow” to the team. Related: Dave Brailsford believes Chris Froome will fight to return to top-level cycling Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian