Chris Froome abandons Tour de France

Defending champion Chris Froome quits Tour de France after crashing twice during stage five

Chris Froome poses before the 2014 Tour de France

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Chris Froome (Sky) abandoned the Tour de France today after crashing twice in the wet cobble stage to Arenberg. The defending champion fell the second time with 67.7 kilometres to race and got into team Sky's car.

Froome also crashed the first time at 35 kilometres into the 152.5-kilometre stage from Ypres to Arenberg, which covers seven sectors of pavé. He had yet to reach the first sector at pavé, which began with 68.5 kilometres to race.

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