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Chris Froome extends Team Sky deal until end of 2018

Chris Froome has announced that he has extended his current Team Sky deal through to the end of 2018.

Froome is committed to Team Sky long term. Credit: PA

Froome, who won last year's Tour to go with his 2013 crown, announced the news during the team's training camp in Mallorca.

"Team Sky have been fundamental to my success to date, so it was a very easy decision to commit to the team until the end of 2018," Froome said in a statement.

"Their values are my values and I am proud to ride for a team that has shown you can win the biggest bike races in the world clean.

"2015 was a fantastic year for me both professionally and personally and this is a great kick-start to 2016. I am more motivated than I have ever been and I have got big targets for this Olympic year. I can't wait to start racing."

Froome has been with Sky since the team was founded in 2010.

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Froome ruled out of World Championships

Chris Froome will be missing from the event. Credit: PA

Chris Froome's absence from the Road Cycling World Championships has been confirmed after Great Britain announced the team for Richmond.

Two-time Tour de France champion Froome withdrew from the Vuelta a Espana with a fractured bone in his foot which has ruled him out of the trip to the United States for the September 19 to 27 event.

Mark Cavendish, the 2011 world champion, and Geraint Thomas, the 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medallist, lead the men's road race squad, which has plenty of options. Lizzie Armitstead headlines the women's team.

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."

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