Chris Froome bloodied but unfazed after Vuelta a Espana crash

Chris Froome hits the deck on seventh stage of the Vuelta a Espana but bounces back to gain two seconds over rivals at finish

Chris Froome displays injuries after crashing during stage seven of the Vuelta a Espana 2014

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Chris Froome's run of poor luck has carried on in the Vuelta a Espana, where he was caught up in a crash during stage seven on Friday and came away nursing cuts and grazes on his right elbow, knee and thigh.

The Team Sky leader had to change a bike and receive medical attention during the stage to cover up his wounds in a scene that brought back memories of his crashes during the Tour de France, and which saw him take an early exit.

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