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British legend Froome happy to be alive, targets fifth Tour title

British legend Froome happy to be alive, targets fifth Tour title

London - Despite still needing crutches to walk, Froome is targeting a record-equalling fifth Tour title and Olympic gold in Tokyo next year



By AFP

Published: Fri 13 Sep 2019, 11:33 PM

Last updated: Sat 14 Sep 2019, 1:36 AM

Chris Froome admits he is "grateful to be alive" after a horrific high speed crash into a wall in June that left the four-time Tour de France winner with multiple fractures.
However, despite still needing crutches to walk, Froome is targeting a record-equalling fifth Tour title and Olympic gold in Tokyo next year.
The 34-year-old broke his neck, femur, elbow, hip and ribs when he crashed before stage four of the Criterium du Dauphine in France in June.
Such was the extent of his injuries, he initially feared his career, and not just his season, was over.
"I'm grateful to be alive. I'm grateful to be on the road to recovery, I'm grateful that I'm able to recover," Froome told the Daily Telegraph. "Now I've got to give it everything." 
 


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