Chris Froome Leaves Hospital As Thomas And Bernal Lead Team Ineos Into Tour De France

Chris Froome (Team Ineos) ahead of the opening stage at the Criterium du Dauphine

Chris Froome left hospital on Thursday, a full 22 days after his horrific crash at the Critérium du Dauphiné. The news was announced by Team Ineos boss Dave Brailsford at the team’s pre-Tour de France press conference in Brussels on Friday. "It’s a big disappointment that Chris isn’t here and we wish him well on his road to recovery," Brailsford told the media, as he was flanked by Team Ineos’ two leaders for the Tour: Egan Bernal and Geraint Thomas. Froome was transferred by air to hospital in Saint Etienne on June 12 after a heavy crash while riding recon for the stage 4 individual time trial at the Dauphiné. He spent several hours on the operating table, having suffered a laundry list of injuries , including a fractured hip, femur, elbow, and neck, as well as internal injuries. He spent roughly two weeks in Saint-Étienne before being transferred to ...

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