Chris Froome's first words since crash: 'This is obviously a tough time but I want to say a huge thank you to everyone for their support'

Froome said "the outpouring of support has been really humbling and something I would never have expected"

Chris Froome in hospital (Photo courtesy of Team Ineos)

Chris Froome (Ineos) has shared his first statement since a horrifying crash at the 2019 Critérium du Dauphiné saw him placed in intensive care after losing four pints of blood and suffering multiple fractures.

>>> Chris Froome lost four pints of blood in Critérium du Dauphiné crash, as surgeon reveals further details

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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.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

I also worked for ITV Cycling between 2011-2018 on their Tour de France and Vuelta a España coverage. Sometimes I'd be helping the producers make the programme and other times I'd be getting the lunches. Just in case you were wondering - Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen had the same ham sandwich every day, it was great.