Chris Froome 'thankful' despite hip pain after Vuelta a España crash

The race leader says he'll be able to continue as normal despite crashing twice on stage 12 of the Vuelta

Chris Froome on stage 12 of the Vuelta a España (Luis Angel Gomez / Photogomezsport)

(Image credit: Luis Angel Gomez / Photogomezsport)

Chris Froome feels the most pain around his hip after crashing on stage 12 on the Vuelta a España, but is "thankful" to continue on today in the race leader's red jersey.

Team Sky's captain fell twice on the descent leading to the finish on Thursday to Antequera. This morning he gingerly walked up to sign in and back down the steps from the podium with his right knee and left elbow bandaged.

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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.