Chris Froome has cycled a few kilometers this week for the first time since his heavy crash in June. The four-time Tour de France winner suffered several fractures ten weeks ago while exploring a time trial for the Critérium du Dauphiné.
A month ago Froome was already riding the home trainer, but he used only his undamaged leg. The 34-year-old Briton hopes to return to the pack in 2020.
On Friday, Froome rode a cycle track in Nice, where he was filmed by passers-by. Team INEOS confirmed to Cycling Weekly that Froome has indeed had a few short sessions on the track. He is not yet ready to cycle on public roads.
Froome was in hospital for three weeks after his fall with fractures in the thigh, hip, cervical vertebra, elbow and ribs. He therefore missed the Tour de France, which was won by INEOS teammate Egan Bernal.
In 2020, Froome hopes to make a shot at his fifth Tour victory. With that he would become a shared record holder with Jacques Anqetuil, Bernard Hinault, Eddy Merckx and Miguel Indurain.
Ça a l'air d'aller plutôt bien pour Chris Froome🇬🇧! Le coureur est en train d'expliquer sa chute à un collègue aux alentours de Nice aujourd'hui.Quel mental pour revenir si rapidemment sur un vélo, chapeau. 👏👏Avatar