Chris Froome: People need to remember where I've come from

British Chris Froome of IsraelPremier Tech pictured at the start of the first stage of the Criterium du Dauphine cycling race 192 km between La VoultesurRhone and Beauchastel France Sunday 05 June 2022 BELGA PHOTO DAVID STOCKMAN Photo by DAVID STOCKMAN BELGA MAG Belga via AFP Photo by DAVID STOCKMANBELGA MAGAFP via Getty Images
Chris Froome at the Critérium du Dauphiné (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Chris Froome has called for patience and understanding as he continues to fight his way back from his career-threatening crash three years ago. 

The four-time Tour de France champion has shown encouraging signs of form recently and is currently racing at the Critérium du Dauphiné, where he suffered the horrific 2019 crash that left him with a broken femur among other injuries.

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Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist, and former deputy editor of Cyclingnews, who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.