Chris Froome's Tour de France mountain recon hits a hitch

Tour de France champion Chris Froome forced to teeter along edge of a mountain as Col de Joux Plane is still closed for major road repairs

Chris Froome and his Sky team-mates were forced to dismount and navigate their way across a precarious path during a Tour de France reconnaissance ride as major roadworks have closed the Col de Joux Plane.

Froome is hoping to defend his 2015 Tour de France title in July, as is currently on a training camp and recon mission in the Alps.

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Nigel Wynn
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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.