Froome avoids serious injury in Fleche Wallonne crash

Chris Froome’s (Team Sky) Tour de France reconnoitre nearly turned to disaster when he crashed just 10 kilometres from the finish of La Flèche Wallonne. Froome was slow to get back on his bike but with a bid for his second Tour title in mind, rode to the finish. Left by the bunch, it was a lonely road home and he eventually crossed the line 123rd, over 12 minutes down on the winner, Alejandro Valverde (Movistar).

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Born in Ireland to a cycling family and later moved to the Isle of Man, so there was no surprise when I got into the sport. Studied sports journalism at university before going on to do a Masters in sports broadcast. After university I spent three months interning at Eurosport, where I covered the Tour de France. In 2012 I started at Procycling Magazine, before becoming the deputy editor of Procycling Week. I then joined Cyclingnews, in December 2013.