British cyclist Chris Froome is likely to miss this year's Tour de France following a serious crash on Wednesday. The four-time champion was taken to hospital with a reportedly broken femur after crashing during a reconnaissance of the race's stage four, the Criterium du Dauphine, reports Efe news.
"Team INEOS can confirm that Chris Froome crashed during a recon of stage four of the Criterium du Dauphine," his team wrote on its official Twitter account. "He is on his way to a local hospital and will not start today's fourth stage," it added.
Froome was treated in an ambulance at the scene of the crash before being transferred to hospital.
The 34-year-old was crowned four times in Tour de France (2013, 2015, 2016, 2017), won Vuelta a España title in 2017 and clinched his first Giro d'Italia title in 2018, the first Brit to win the Italian road race.
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