Chris Froome's Tour de France crash shows 'you have to stay focused' say Team Sky

A crash for Chris Froome during stage 19 of the Tour de France shows how precarious the race lead can be, as Team Sky went into damage limitation mode

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Chris Froome's crash during stage 19 on the roads below Mont Blanc on Friday showed just how vulnerable the yellow jersey lead can be in the Tour de France. Team Sky say that they have to stay focused with only two more days remaining.

Froome fell on the wet roads descending to the final Le Bettex climb at 11.2 kilometres to race. Rips on the right back of his jersey showed cuts and blood and above on his should, blood soaked through the yellow top.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.