Froome latest .

 

Milzy

Guru
Can you imagine the confusion, wakes up in hospital "what happened?" "Well done froomey you won the vuelta 2011. The man can even win a Grand Tour from the operating table - CHAPEAU!!
I’m not looking forward to the TDF anymore. Really disappointed, he may never win a grand tour again. :sad:
 
OP
Adam4868

Adam4868

Guru
Can you imagine the confusion, wakes up in hospital "what happened?" "Well done froomey you won the 2011. The man can even win a Grand Tour from the operating table - CHAPEAU!!
I’m not looking forward to the TDF anymore. Really disappointed, he may never win a grand tour again. :sad:
He'll be back,if it's humanely possible.I agree about the Tour ,put a bit of a dampner on it for me.Ill soon get back into it though.
 
OP
Adam4868

Adam4868

Guru
I wince every time I see one.
I really do hate when they focus the camera on someone injured.I struggle watching Casualty so real life stuff is through the fingers for me !
 

Kempstonian

Has the memory of a goldfish
Location
Bedford
Its the sort of thing that stays with you. Watching any serious accident is something you never forget, even if its on TV. Seeing it in real life must be sickening.

To be honest my heart is in my mouth just watching the motorcyclists weaving in and out of the riders and getting so close to them on descents. I'm always scared that somebody will fall off in front of one. I saw a Youtube video a week or so ago of an old classic race where a rider actually got knocked off his bike by one.
 
from INEOS website...
..
Team INEOS can confirm that Chris Froome’s surgery was a success following his crash on Wednesday afternoon.

Froome suffered multiple serious injuries after crashing at 55kmph on a recon of stage four of the Criterium du Dauphine, and was taken to Roanne Hospital where he was stabilised and assessed, before being helicoptered to St Etienne Hospital for surgery.

Speaking to TeamINEOS.com, Doctor Richard Usher said: “First things first, the surgery was a success. The operation, which lasted for six hours, went very well.

“Chris woke up this morning and was reviewed by the intensive care consultants and the orthopaedic specialist who operated on him and they’re both very happy with his progress to date.

“Chris will remain in hospital for the next few days for observation, but he is already actively engaging in discussing his rehabilitation options, which is very encouraging.

“As he begins his road to recovery, the team will now only be providing further updates at a stage where it is necessary to do so."

Chris has asked the team to extend his thanks for the overwhelming number of messages of support that he’s received over the last 24 hours. They mean a lot to him.

Chris will release a statement of his own in the coming days.
 

Dogtrousers

Kilometre nibbler
He may recover to his previous form. He may get back to racing but never regain form. He may hit complications and be unable to compete again. He may hit complications that affect him in everyday life. No one, not even his surgeons, really knows.

Only time will tell.

If he comes back, he comes back. If he doesn't - well I hope it has no lasting effects. He can retire in Monaco or become a pundit or go and farm tapirs in Kenya or whatever he wants to do.
 
Last edited:
OP
Adam4868

Adam4868

Guru
He may recover to his previous form. He may get back to racing but never regain form. He may hit complications and be unable to compete again. He may hit complications that affect him in everyday life. No one, not even his surgeons, really know.

Only time will tell.

If he comes back, he comes back. If he doesn't - well I hope it has no lasting effects. He can retire in Monaco or become a pundit or go and farm tapirs in Kenya or whatever he wants to do.
With the reputation as the greatest stage racer of his generation....
He'll be back.
 
Top Bottom