Chris Froome crashes during Vuelta a Espana training ride

British overall contender Chris Froome hits patch of oil whilst riding Vuelta a Espana team time trial route, but says he is not injured

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Chris Froome has crashed during a pre-Vuelta a Espana training ride, though he apparently managed to escape the incident without injury.

The British overall hope tweeted that he'd hit a patch of oil on the road while the team were riding the route of the race's opening team time trial around Jerez.

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