Froome seriously injured- out of Dauphiné and TdF
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    Froome seriously injured- out of Dauphiné and TdF

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    That’s a shame to be taken out that way. Glad it wasn’t more serious.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Opus51569 View Post
    That’s a shame to be taken out that way. Glad it wasn’t more serious.


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    Yeah, it seemed like his form was just starting to come together too. That team is super deep, so they will be fine with Thomas and Bernal. Hopefully, he heals up and doesn’t have any long-term issues.
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    I did enjoy rooting against him every year, he was never my favorite. But I never like to see a cyclist, pro or otherwise go down hard like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Scorcho View Post
    I did enjoy rooting against him every year, he was never my favorite. But I never like to see a cyclist, pro or otherwise go down hard like that.
    I have the same feelings all around. Not a Froome/Wiggins/Sky/Ineos guy at all, but I do hope he ends up ok (Wiggins did make me laugh once is a while too though I guess).
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    Also not at all a fan, but hate seeing anyone get hurt like this. Hope he's able to recover. However, this appears to be a difficult injury to fully recover from. It's likely his season is over. He also has a broken elbow and broken or fractured ribs. The leg injury is definitely the worst. If he's lucky there isn't any soft tissue damage.

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    Broken Femur, Broken Elbow, and Broken Ribs.

    Apparently he took his hands off the bars on his TT bike to blow his nose and a crosswind pushed him into a wall... on a recon ride.

    https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/r...onfirms-426961

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    Wow, bummer. I hope he heals up and gets back to racing. Femur is a nasty injury.
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    It's a shame a poster who knows better would author such a descriptive spoiler for a title.

    Sorry about Froome, terrible injury is an understatement.

    EDIT- sorry, thought this happened during the race, not the case apparently. Leaving the post there for posterity in the age of edits.

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    It sounds very serious, too bad he'll miss the tour. Now who else move up to on the #1 despized list?
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    Quote Originally Posted by duriel View Post
    ... Now who else move up to on the #1 despized list?
    Lance needs a job; perhaps he can fill the spot until they find a current rider to take Froomie's place.

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    Definitely not a froomey fan but he was growing on me when he started attacking, hate to see anyone go out like that.
    Was he or Thomas going to be #1 or was Ineos taking the "wait and see who's stronger" approach?
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    Quote Originally Posted by upstateSC-rider View Post
    Definitely not a froomey fan but he was growing on me when he started attacking, hate to see anyone go out like that.
    Was he or Thomas going to be #1 or was Ineos taking the "wait and see who's stronger" approach?
    I think their allegiance was to Froome as leader unless he wasn’t performing well. Now, it’s Thomas and Bernal and my gut says Bernal is going to shine.
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    It seems we can add broken hip the list of injuries.

    Here's the link for BBC podcast BeSpoke. The start of the interview with Brailsford is around the 10:45 mark. It doesn't sound good.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p07cz91h

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    Definitely not a Froome fan, but in no way would I ever want him out of a race due to serious injuries. I can't imagine the pain he must have been in when he crashed into that wall and I hope he heals quickly.
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    Froome is awake after about 8 hours in the operating theatre. It will be a long way back for him but from what I’ve read it could have been worse.

    Meanwhile .... I’m sure it is of little consolation to Froome but it looks like he could be declared the winner of the 2011 Vuelta. Cobo has been DQed for .... guess what ...

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/chri...elta-a-espana/

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    The Tour just got a whole more interesting now

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    Damn. Broken neck, cracked sternum and bruised lungs... all apparently from a gust of wind when his hands were off the bars.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Opus51569 View Post
    Damn. Broken neck, cracked sternum and bruised lungs... all apparently from a gust of wind when his hands were off the bars.
    Broken neck? I hadn't seen that in any of the reports i read online.

    Edit: wow, apparently this is a recent development.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/sp...-hospital.html

    They are saying six weeks in the Hospital. Definitely very serious...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Opus51569 View Post
    Damn. Broken neck, cracked sternum and bruised lungs... all apparently from a gust of wind when his hands were off the bars.


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    This list of serious injuries keep getting longer. Hope he's able to recover. With 6 weeks in the hospital he's got a very long road to recovery ahead of him.

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    Don't worry. They pull another win with some other Brit who comes from out of nowhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KoroninK View Post
    This list of serious injuries keep getting longer. Hope he's able to recover. With 6 weeks in the hospital he's got a very long road to recovery ahead of him.
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    No matter what your opinion of Froome as a pro cyclist, it is so good to see the empathy for him as an injured human being. Sure hope he has full recovery.

    Makes you think how lucky and how good Lance was. Seriously not trying to troll as it is amazing to see how pro riders survive hi speed descending often in sketchy conditions. You gotta be good but you gotta be lucky too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BacDoc View Post
    Cyclists are prone to osteoporosis due to lack of weight bearing and cycling crashes are among the most brutal crashes in any sport.

    No matter what your opinion of Froome as a pro cyclist, it is so good to see the empathy for him as an injured human being. Sure hope he has full recovery.

    Makes you think how lucky and how good Lance was. Seriously not trying to troll as it is amazing to see how pro riders survive hi speed descending often in sketchy conditions. You gotta be good but you gotta be lucky too!
    That's what I always say when the inevitable Lance bashing subject comes up.
    But on a related note, first Froomey and now Thomas, to a thankfully much-lesser degree...Does this make Bernal #1 if Thomas can't start?
    Very interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by upstateSC-rider View Post
    That's what I always say when the inevitable Lance bashing subject comes up.
    But on a related note, first Froomey and now Thomas, to a thankfully much-lesser degree...Does this make Bernal #1 if Thomas can't start?
    Very interesting.
    Bernal and Poels will likely be top dawgs if Thomas can’t go, but it sounds like they think he will be able to. No comment on Lance. I have retired from discussing the topic. Just don’t see the point anymore.

    https://www.velonews.com/2019/06/new...crashes_495240

    https://www.cyclist.co.uk/news/6568/...uisse-crashLll
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