Crash knocks Chris Froome from Colombia contention

Chris Froome (Team Sky) warming up for the TTT

Chris Froome 's hopes of adding a Tour Colombia 2.1 title to his palmares came crashing down Saturday just 2km into stage 5 when he was caught behind a melee on an opening descent. The four-time Tour de France winner, racing for Team Sky , initially tried to catch back on with the quickly disappearing peloton. Information about the incident was hard to come by at the race, but Froome eventually started ceding large blocks of time to the massively reduced peloton and at last count was more than 13 minutes behind the main bunch. Froome eventually finished the stage with a large group that came in more than half an hour behind the winner, and he appeared to be in good spirits when he arrived at the team van to cool down. Aevolo's Riley Sheehan was riding near Froome when the crash occurred and described it for Cyclingnews . ...

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