Chris Froome in intensive care after undergoing surgery following Critérium du Dauphiné crash

The four-time Tour de France winner had an operation to repair his multiple fractures

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Chris Froome is in intensive care after undergoing surgery for multiple fractures suffered in a high-speed crash.

The Team Ineos leader fell heavily during a recon of the Critérium du Dauphiné time trial course on stage four, when he took his hand off the bars on a descent and a gust of wind carried him into a wall at 50km/h.

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Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.