Chris Froome out of the Tour de France
06.12.2019 - By The Cycling News Podcast
Hear from Brailsford, Poels, Dumoulin and Porte from the Criterium du Dauphiné
Wout van Aert won the stage, Adam Yates pulled on yellow but the major talking point on stage 4 of the Critérium du Dauphiné was the news that Chris Froome had crashed out with several fractures and will miss the Tour de France in July.
Froome fell heavily and at high-speed during a recon of the stage 4 time trial around Roanne and after several hours of roadside treatment was airlifted to hospital in Saint Etienne for further treatment. It's not yet clear if surgery is required but what's clear is that Froome's hopes of winning a fifth Tour de France are over.
We hear from a shocked and upset Dave Brailsford, and Wout Poels, who was with Frooome when the crash occurred, and GC riders Tom Dumoulin and Richie Porte.
As throughout this year's Dauphiné, expert analysis is provided by Philippa York.
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