Chris Froome out of Vuelta a España after fracturing foot

Foot injury sustained after a crash on stage 11 of Vuelta a España rules out Chris Froome from continuing in the race

Chris Froome on stage eleven of the 2015 Tour of Spain

(Image credit: Watson)

Chris Froome has will not start today's stage of the Vuelta a España after fracturing a bone in his foot as a result of a crash early on during Wednesday's stage 11.

Froome crashed into a barrier at the start of the day's brutal mountain stage, and was forced to chase back to the peloton. Although he continued during the stage he was visibly struggling, dropping out of the lead group and losing over seven minutes to his overall rivals.

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