Froome to return to cycling after Dauphine crash


Four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome, who suffered a horror crash in June, will race in the Criterium de Saitama next month, organisers said on Friday.

The Briton sustained broken leg, hip, ribs, vertebrae and elbow during a high-speed crash at the Criterium du Dauphine, ruling him out of the Tour de France earlier this year and his chance at a record-equalling fifth title.

Froome underwent surgery shortly after the crash and was not expected to race again this year.

But the Team Ineos rider has recovered faster than anticipated and he will line up with Tour de France winner Egan Bernal in the Oct. 27 semi-competitive event in Japan.

Froome said recently that he is targeting a comeback at the 2020 Tour de France.

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