Team Sky's Tour de France crash is 'a reminder that things can go wrong in a second'

Tour de France race leader Chris Froome and Sky team-mate Geraint Thomas over-shoot a corner during stage eight

Chris Froome on stage eight of the 2017 Tour de France.

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas overshooting a corner in the 2017 Tour de France's stage eight to Station de Rousses, with the latter somersaulting into a hay bale, stands as "a reminder that things can go wrong in a second".

The incident happened in a right-hand curve with nearly 45 kilometres to race. Sky's Froome steered his bike through the dirt and gravel without falling, but his Welsh team-mate fell and bloodied his knee

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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.