Chris Froome 'heading in the right direction' despite dark bruising on hip and chest

The four-time champion says he can never remember seeing so many injured riders in the peloton

Chris Froome
(Image credit: Getty)

After the crazy start to the 2021 Tour de France, with crashes aplenty, four-time champion Chris Froome said it was just nice to ride at his own pace for the day, make the time cut, and continue healing up after battling on with dark bruising to his hip and chest from a fall on the first day.

"I'm feeling better and better, I've got a lot of dark bruising on my upper leg and on my chest but I don't think I'm the only one in the peloton with aches and pains," Froome said after finishing his time trial effort on stage five. "Just looking around the peloton I can never remember seeing so many injured riders. It's pretty scary, actually."

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

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