Chris Froome scheduled for Saitama Criterium appearance despite continuing injury trouble

Tour de France champion to appear in Japanese race despite not having ridden his bike since crashing at the Vuelta a España

Photo : Yuzuru SUNADA

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Chris Froome (Team Sky) is set to make his final race appearance of the season at the Saitama Criterium in Japan in October, despite still recovering from a broken navicular bone in his foot.

The 2015 Tour de France winner abandoned the Vuelta a España after stage 11 due to the injury, having crashed in the opening kilometres as the peloton took on the opening climb of the stage.

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