‘I know how lucky I am to be here’ – Froome ‘fully focused’ on return

Chris Froome in hospital

Chris Froome says he is “fully focused” on getting “back to his best” after the “major setback” of his high-speed crash on Wednesday.

The four-time Tour de France champion suffered a fracture to his neck as well as a fractured right femur, elbow and ribs, plus a broken hip.

Froome, 34, is likely to spend “at least six months” away from cycling, says the surgeon who operated on him.

“I know how lucky I am to be here,” the Briton said in a statement.

More to follow.

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