Chris Froome: It's never much fun crashing in the finale of a race

As soon as Kenny Elissonde (Team Sky) heard the clatter of carbon against asphalt behind him, he guessed but he just didn't know. Once the Frenchman turned his head, his fears were confirmed. A little over five kilometres from the summit of Montevergine di Mercogliano, his team leader Chris Froome was lying on the ground, another setback in a most inauspicious Giro d'Italia.

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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.