4-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome out of this yr’s occasion attributable to Covid-19 | Biking information

Chris Froome withdrew from the Tour de France after testing optimistic for Covid-19 and now has his sights set on the Vuelta a Espana, which begins in August; Froome is a four-time Tour de France champion; “I am actually disillusioned not to have the ability to go to Paris and end the Tour de France.”

Final up to date: 21/07/22 14:38


4-time champion Chris Froome didn’t take part on this yr’s Tour de France after testing optimistic for Covid-19.

4-time champion Chris Froome is out of the Tour de France after testing optimistic for Covid-19.

The 37-year-old, who received the race in 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017, was considered one of three drivers together with Imanol Erviti and Damiano Caruso to not begin Thursday’s 18th stage after testing optimistic for Covid.

Froome recorded his finest outcome since his devastating crash in 2019 when he completed third for Israel-Premier Tech on stage 12 at Alpe d’Huez final week.

After Wednesday’s stage to Peyragudes, Froome was twenty sixth general, one hour and 27 minutes behind Jonas Vingegaard within the yellow jersey.

Britt stated in a video message: “I am actually disillusioned not to have the ability to go to Paris and end the Tour de France.

“It has been a really particular race for us as a workforce and for me personally, and I’ve additionally discovered my ft once more. I need to thank everybody for his or her help throughout this course of.

“I’ll now go residence, swap off for a couple of days and refocus on being prepared for the Vuelta a Espana later this season.”

The Vuelta a Espana – which Froome has received twice, in 2011 and 2017 – takes place this yr from August 19 to September 11.

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