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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Devastated to have to withdraw from this years TDF. Injured wrist and tough conditions made controlling my bike near to impossible.

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Thanks to the team & support staff for trying to get me through today. Wishing @richie_porte & @teamsky the best for the rest of Tour!

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