Froome says horror injury recovery 'almost complete' | Inquirer Sports

Froome says horror injury recovery ‘almost complete’

/ 01:21 PM April 13, 2020

Chris Froome

INEOS team rider Chris Froome of England rides during the second stage of the UAE Cycling Tour from Hatta to Hatta Dam, on February 24, 2020. (Photo by GIUSEPPE CACACE / AFP)

Four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome said on Sunday his recovery from the horror crash which almost ended his career is “pretty much complete”.

The 34-year-old suffered multiple fractures and spent months in rehabilitation after a gust of wind hurtled him into a wall at 50 kilometres an hour during a recon at the Criterium du Dauphine in June last year.


He only returned fully to the saddle in February at the UAE Tour which was cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic.


“The recovery is going really well – I’d go as far as saying it’s pretty much complete,” Froome told the Team Ineos YouTube channel after taking part in a virtual race alongside fellow Tour de France champions Geraint Thomas and Egan Bernal.

“I am still doing some exercises off the bike to strengthen the right side which was injured, but I’m back in normal training again and that’s going really well.”

Froome is currently in lockdown in the south of France as he awaits the return of racing even though an assault on a fifth Tour title may have to wait.

“I’m staying really busy and obviously I’m doing as much training as I can on the turbo trainer,” added Froome.

Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

For more news about the novel coronavirus click here.
What you need to know about Coronavirus.
For more information on COVID-19, call the DOH Hotline: (02) 86517800 local 1149/1150.

The Inquirer Foundation supports our healthcare frontliners and is still accepting cash donations to be deposited at Banco de Oro (BDO) current account #007960018860 or donate through PayMaya using this link.

TAGS: Chris Froome, coronavirus, Cycling, Injury, pandemic, Sports, Tour de France

© Copyright 1997-2024 | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.