Chris Froome passed fit to start stage two of Tour de France after evening in hospital

The Israel Start-Up Nation rider was caught up in the second of stage one's massive crashes

Chris Froome on stage one of the 2021 Tour de France
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Chris Froome was in hospital until the early hours of this morning after falling hard during stage one of the Tour de France, but the Briton will take to the start-line on day two.

The four-time winner was one of numerous riders to be caught up in two large crashes during a stressful opening stage of the Tour, with the Israel Start-Up Nation rider hitting his left side hard during the second big crash just 7km from the finish line. 

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.