Brailsford: "It will be a long time before Froome returns to compete"

Speaking to France 3 the Ineos manager confirmed the seriousness of Chris Froome's accident in the Dauphiné that will prevent him from competing in the Tour de France.

Chris Froome will not compete in the next Tour de France after suffering a serious accident in recognition of the Dauphiné's chrono. Speaking to France 3, Sir Dave Brailsford, manager of the team, related the seriousness of the Briton's fall. "Froome fell at a great speed, at almost 60 km / h, in a section of descent of the route, hitting a wall" . Brailsford hinted at the seriousness of the injury, still unconfirmed, with the following sentence: "It will be a long time before Froome returns to compete" .

Brailsford also explained that Froome had to be transferred to the hospital by helicopter. "The ambulance came fast, it was attended and it waited for a helicopter to take it to Lyon or Saint-Etienne, it was a very serious accident, I honestly do not believe that Froome is on the Tour de France's exit" .

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