Chris Froome

AlejandrosdogAlejandrosdog Posts: 2,007
edited 28 September in Pro race
The bbc report on Froome this morning has added more detail.

He looks like he’s in a very bad way. I wish him and his family well and hope he recovers as quickly as possible.
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  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 13,564
    edited 13 June
    "From 54kph to a dead stop."

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/48617835

    Given the extent of his injuries it is going to be some time before any sort of recovery timeline can be estimated.
    Let's just hope for the best.
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  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 23,898
    yeah, looks like the end of the road for his career... by the time he'll be fit to race he'll be 35.
    That said, you never know...
  • carbonclemcarbonclem Posts: 825
    Sounds awful. Fingers crossed for him.
  • darkhairedlorddarkhairedlord Posts: 4,558
    Is it on strava yet?
  • tangled_metaltangled_metal Posts: 3,951
    Not sure I'm comfortable talking about end of career this close to the accident when so little is public knowledge. I hope he's OK because I heard on the radio this morning that he was in intensive care.
  • larkimlarkim Posts: 2,232
    Best wishes to him and his family for a speedy recovery to full health as a husband and a dad first and foremost. It's difficult to say from the reports which can interpreted in many different ways and I'm sure Ineos will make public sensible levels of information about recovery and health in due course.

    It sounds like the crash was on the verge of being close to life changing, let alone career ending.
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  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 2,321
    Sounds like it was one of those freak events. I hope it won't be career ending and that he is able to come back and be competitive again, but obviously that will depend on the severity of the injuries, how they heal, and mentally what he wants.
    Best wishes to him.
  • ProssPross Posts: 21,050
    Sounds a very bad accident but also sounds like it could have been a while lot worse hitting a solid object at that speed. Hope he manages to make as full a recovery as possible, he's really grown on me over the last 12 months. One thing I would say is that if it's possible to come back from the injuries then Froome has shown he has the sort of determination to do so.
  • phreakphreak Posts: 2,022
    Pross wrote:
    Sounds a very bad accident but also sounds like it could have been a while lot worse hitting a solid object at that speed. Hope he manages to make as full a recovery as possible, he's really grown on me over the last 12 months. One thing I would say is that if it's possible to come back from the injuries then Froome has shown he has the sort of determination to do so.

    Indeed. With examples like Weylandts and Casartelli still so fresh in the memory, we can only be thankful that a rider hitting concrete at speed gets to tell the tale.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 43,827 Lives Here
    So guy in the office who knows f*ck all about cycling.

    "So, Rick, Froome ey? WTF is he playing at taking his hands of the bars? Taking his hands off the bars at high speed? What an idiot"

    "TBF, I think he probably knows more about what he's doing on the bike than you"

    "Nah, you're an idiot if you take your hands off your handlebars"

    "What about indicating"

    "not at speed mate, he's an idiot"

    Excellent. :|
  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 2,321
    Cyclingnews suggesting that the pelvis isn't fractured, so a tiny piece of good news.
  • Dolan DriverDolan Driver Posts: 836
    Some reports were saying that medical assistance was rendered at the roadside for two hours before he was airlifted to hospital. If that's the case, the outcome of this accident could have been much worse. Let's hope he has a good recovery and hopefully he gets another opportunity to target Tour Number 5.

    DD.
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 4,675
    So guy in the office who knows f*ck all about cycling.

    "So, Rick, Froome ey? WTF is he playing at taking his hands of the bars? Taking his hands off the bars at high speed? What an idiot"

    "TBF, I think he probably knows more about what he's doing on the bike than you"

    "Nah, you're an idiot if you take your hands off your handlebars"

    "What about indicating"

    "not at speed mate, he's an idiot"

    Excellent. :|

    Ask if they always have both hands on the steering wheel when driving down the motorway...
  • jimmythecuckoojimmythecuckoo Posts: 4,376
    Heal well Chris.
  • AlejandrosdogAlejandrosdog Posts: 2,007
    dish_dash wrote:
    So guy in the office who knows f*ck all about cycling.

    "So, Rick, Froome ey? WTF is he playing at taking his hands of the bars? Taking his hands off the bars at high speed? What an idiot"

    "TBF, I think he probably knows more about what he's doing on the bike than you"

    "Nah, you're an idiot if you take your hands off your handlebars"

    "What about indicating"

    "not at speed mate, he's an idiot"

    Excellent. :|

    Ask if they always have both hands on the steering wheel when driving down the motorway...

    they work in a bank, they always need one hand free
  • Sounds like a pretty horrible crash. Wishing him and his family all the best.
  • specialgueststarspecialgueststar Posts: 3,165
    That is a tough one. Sounds a freak accident . Just hope it isn't career ending.
  • indyPindyP Posts: 1,118
    It's very sad...hope he makes a full recovery and can race again at whatever level.
  • dizzydanedizzydane Posts: 335
    More detail of the incident covered in the podcast yesterday - https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p07cz91h
  • poweredbyidrispoweredbyidris Posts: 442
    So guy in the office who knows f*ck all about cycling.

    "So, Rick, Froome ey? WTF is he playing at taking his hands of the bars? Taking his hands off the bars at high speed? What an idiot"

    "TBF, I think he probably knows more about what he's doing on the bike than you"

    "Nah, you're an idiot if you take your hands off your handlebars"

    "What about indicating"

    "not at speed mate, he's an idiot"

    Excellent. :|

    saw a post on Twitter responding to ITV's video of him riding whilst taking off his gilet just before he crashed which said 'Not a very good example to set for cyclists'. I assume they feel that Lewis Hamilton overtaking up the inside of a corner at 100mph is also a poor example to set for drivers...
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,560

    saw a post on Twitter responding to ITV's video of him riding whilst taking off his gilet just before he crashed which said 'Not a very good example to set for cyclists'. I assume they feel that Lewis Hamilton overtaking up the inside of a corner at 100mph is also a poor example to set for drivers...
    Let's hope they don't see a GIF of him descending. They'll explode.
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  • carbonclemcarbonclem Posts: 825
    7 hours of surgery, possibly more to come ...
  • FocusZingFocusZing Posts: 4,416
    https://youtu.be/LufubNDvgvw

    Update on Chris Froome from Brailsford. Looking positive and a case of recovery.
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 13,564
    Juan Jose Cobo DQF'd from the 2011 Vuelta according to Spanish tv.
    Froome handed GT number 7.........
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • AlejandrosdogAlejandrosdog Posts: 2,007
    Juan Jose Cobo DQF'd from the 2011 Vuelta according to Spanish tv.
    Froome handed GT number 7.........

    That'll cheer him up :lol:
  • shipleyshipley Posts: 538
    dish_dash wrote:
    So guy in the office who knows f*ck all about cycling.

    "So, Rick, Froome ey? WTF is he playing at taking his hands of the bars? Taking his hands off the bars at high speed? What an idiot"

    "TBF, I think he probably knows more about what he's doing on the bike than you"

    "Nah, you're an idiot if you take your hands off your handlebars"

    "What about indicating"

    "not at speed mate, he's an idiot"

    Excellent. :|

    Ask if they always have both hands on the steering wheel when driving down the motorway...

    they work in a bank, they always need one hand free

    Good one :D
  • AlejandrosdogAlejandrosdog Posts: 2,007
    good news on froome https://www.bbc.com/sport/cycling/48628284

    seems operation has been a success
  • FocusZingFocusZing Posts: 4,416
    Team INEOS can confirm that Chris Froome’s surgery was a success following his crash on Wednesday afternoon.

    Froome suffered multiple serious injuries after crashing at 55kmph on a recon of stage four of the Criterium du Dauphine, and was taken to Roanne Hospital where he was stabilised and assessed, before being helicoptered to St Etienne Hospital for surgery.

    Speaking to TeamINEOS.com, Doctor Richard Usher said: “First things first, the surgery was a success. The operation, which lasted for six hours, went very well.

    “Chris woke up this morning and was reviewed by the intensive care consultants and the orthopaedic specialist who operated on him and they’re both very happy with his progress to date.

    “Chris will remain in hospital for the next few days for observation, but he is already actively engaging in discussing his rehabilitation options, which is very encouraging.

    “As he begins his road to recovery, the team will now only be providing further updates at a stage where it is necessary to do so."

    Chris has asked the team to extend his thanks for the overwhelming number of messages of support that he’s received over the last 24 hours. They mean a lot to him.

    Chris will release a statement of his own in the coming days.

    https://www.teamineos.com/article/chris ... cal-update

    Great news, it sounded a bit dire yesterday.
  • Robert88Robert88 Posts: 2,722
    Chris Bass wrote:
    I've heard of marathon runners hitting the wall before but not cyclists

    Will be riding not far from where it happened before the end of June, so will be extra careful. I have descended twice where Fabio Casartelli met his end - it always give me the creeps - wasn't exactly a wall but same sort of thing.

    Was recently loaned a bike with those deep section rims and was warned to be careful in side winds as they can catch the wheel and blow you off course. Wise advice.
  • bonk kingbonk king Posts: 158
    After the disappointing giro I was really hoping that he would use the dauphine to hone his fitness, if not win it, and then go on to really light up the tour, giving us some magical moments in the mountains along the way to his 5th win. Gutted for him.
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