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Fractured foot forces Froome out of Vuelta

Chris Froome has fractured his foot. Credit: PA

British rider Chris Froome has been forced to abandon La Vuelta a Espana due to a fractured foot.

The Tour de France winner crashed on Wednesday, but did manage to complete the stage.

Froome had an x-ray on his injury, which confirmed the issue, forcing him to quit the race.

On Wednesday evening, Froome tweeted: "Knocked sideways into a barrier & stone wall today. Further scans in the morning but start unlikely as I can’t walk without crutches."


Chris Froome wins the Tour de France for a second time

Chris Froome has won the 102nd Tour de France for a second time in Paris.

The Team Sky rider, and 2013 champion, was greeted by cheering and clapping as he came down the Champs-Elysees in his yellow jersey.

Froome sealed victory by one minute 12 seconds from Movistar's Nairo Quintana, securing Team Sky's third Tour title in four years.

Chris Froome set to win 2015 Tour de France

Chris Froome effectively sealed a second Tour de France title despite Nairo Quintana's nerve-shredding ascent of Alpe-d'Huez.

Froome is poised to win the Tour de France again. Credit: PA

Froome, the 2013 champion, led nearest rival Quintana (Movistar) by two minutes 38 seconds entering the 110.5-kilometres 20th stage from Modane Valfrejus.

The Team Sky leader's advantage was cut dramatically by the Colombian climber on the 13.8km finishing ascent and its 21 hairpin bends.

But Quintana ran out of road ahead of Sunday's ceremonial finish in Paris, where Froome will stand atop the podium for a second time.

Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) won the stage, with Quintana second, 18 seconds behind and Froome one minute 38 seconds adrift of the Frenchman in fourth.

For the latest highlights, standings and reaction visit ITV's Tour de France website.


Froome dominates Stage 10 and extends lead in yellow at Tour de France

Froome turned in an extraordinary performance. Credit: Reuters

Chris Froome powered to victory in Stage 10 of the Tour de France and extended his overall lead in the race for the yellow jersey in an extraordinary fashion.

The 2013 winner started the day as favourite ahead of Nairo Quintana and attacked on the brutal climb with 6km to go - leaving the Colombian in his wake and seemingly powerless to catch him.

Quintana struggled to keep pace with Team Sky's main man, and was eventually overtaken a few hundred metres from the finish line by Froome's teammate, Ritchie Porte.

Froome now leads Porte by 59 seconds in the general classification and Quintana by 1min 4secs.

Froome leads strong Team Sky line-up for 2015 Tour de France

Froome is looking to win his second yellow jersey. Credit: PA

Team Sky have named a strong nine-rider team for the 2015 Tour de France that will be led by 2013 winner Chris Froome.

Four fellow Brits (Geraint Thomas, Ian Stannard, Luke Rowe and Pete Kennaugh) will support Froome in his bid to win a second Tour yellow jersey.

The full team is as follows: Chris Froome, Geraint Thomas, Ian Stannard, Wout Poels, Nico Roche, Leopold Konig, Pete Kennaugh, Luke Rowe, Richie Porte.

The Tour de France begins with the Grand Depart in Utrecht, Holland this weekend and all the action from all 21 stages is live on ITV4.

You can keep up to date with all the latest Tour de France news on our dedicated Tour site.

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