Cyclist Chris Froome has tweeted that it is "time for some R & R" after an MRI scan revealed he had fractured both his left wrist and his right hand.
Last year's Tour de France winner sustained the injury when he fell during this year's race.
He decided to withdraw from this year's Tour after falling on three separate occasions.
Watch: Chris Froome crashes out of the Tour de France
Britain's summer of sport has suffered another big set back as former Tour de France champion Chris Froome crashed out of the competition.
Froome pulled out of the competition his third crash in two days on stage five of the race.
ITV News Correspondent Paul Davies reports from northern France:
Former Olympic medalist and Tour de France cyclist Chris Boardman says the crashes that led Chris Froome to withdraw from this year's tour are "just part of cycling".
Boardman told ITV News:
"To be honest it's just part of cycling. Crashes happen and when we get weather conditions like that it happens a lot and it's just part of the cyclists pushing themselves to the absolute limit.
"Fortunately in cycling injuries are few and far between. For poor Chris Froome, three crashes in a row and it's just too much."
Read; Chris Froome 'devastated' over Tour de France exit
Defending champion Chris Froome said he is devastated he has had to withdraw from the 2014 Tour de France.
He crashed out on stage five today and told his Twitter followers that his wrist injury and tough conditions "made controlling my bike near to impossible".
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