Froome's flashbacks after he hits the deck in Spain

Memories of his Tour de France crash come back to Chris Froome when he falls in training. - Sky's leader was riding the team time trial course when he hit a patch of oil on a roundabout - Admits he hasn't done the altitude training, or the build up races, ahead of the Vuelta

Chris Froome after a crash on stage six of the 2014 Criterium du Dauphine

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Chris Froome has admitted he had 'flashbacks from the Tour de France' when he crashed on Thursday while previewing the opening time trial stage of the Vuelta a España.

"The first thing that went through my mind was 'here we go again,'" Team Sky's grand tour leader said. "There were flashbacks from the Tour."

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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.