Chris Froome has saddened his fans, as we will not be watching him in Sunday’s race at the Critérium du Dauphiné. The reason is, as he revealed, ilness! “I was looking forward to the final two stages of the Dauphiné, but I haven’t been feeling 100 percent,” Froome said Saturday morning, as quoted by velonews.
“It’s disappointing to leave the race unfinished, but I’ve been progressing well, and I don’t want to set myself back at this important stage of the season”.
Froome: I almost lost my life
Just a few days ago, Froome was optimistic and happy given that he had never felt better, and had no health problems.
The accident he suffered three years ago had consequences, but after his good result, everyone expected him to continue. Unfortunately, Froome is not feeling well at the moment and will not be able to continue. We hope for his speedy recovery.
“This is the first time in three years that I’ve been fully niggle free, issue free, I haven’t had any pain, I haven’t had any discomfort, the left-right leg balance is in place,” Froome said earlier this week.
“It’s been an uninterrupted period since January until now to be able to work consistently and move things in the right direction. “I’m seeing the results of that, but I also think it’s understandable that people have these expectations given what I’ve achieved in my career.
“At the same time, people need to remember where I’m coming from now over these last three years is a completely different place. At this race three years ago, I almost lost my life. I couldn’t straighten my leg or put weight on my leg for the best part of four or five months. I broke my leg in two places, to come back from something like that isn’t guaranteed”.