Chris Froome: 'Time for R & R' after scan reveals two fractures

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.

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Chris Boardman: Crashes are 'just part of cycling'

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".

Chris Froome has withdrawn from the Tour de France after three crashes. Credit: ERIC LALMAND/Belga/Press Association Images

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."

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