The three-time Tour de France champion was unhurt in the incident, but his bike was destroyed.
Since his first Tour de France win in 2013, Chris Froome has been the GC rider of reference in the Tour. Through 2016, the Brit won three yellow jerseys (2013, 2015, 2016), a polka-dot jersey (2015), and six stages along the way, plus he won a stage in the 2012 Tour.
Born in Nairobi, Froome has been a central part of British team Sky since 2010, where he’s also hauled in a number of major wins, including three stages at the Vuelta, three yellow jerseys at Critérium du Dauphiné, and seven other titles at smaller stage races, such as Tour de Romandie and Critérium International. Froome also won silver in both the 2012 and 2016 Olympics time trial events.
Chris Froome earned a stunning victory in stage 8 of the 2016 Tour de France, but was it due to superior aerodynamics on the downhill.
Chris Froome returns to Romandie to tune up his form for the Tour de France. The hilly Swiss race starts Monday.
For the second time in six months, Sky and Chris Froome have been caught out in an early stage ambush, costing Froome a chance to win
Europe's fourth-oldest ongoing stage race kicks off Monday and features some heavy hitters in the GC field.
The three-time Tour de France champion breaks his silence regarding the controversy surrounding the Sky boss.
Andrew Hood breaks down Nairo Quintana's Giro-Tour plans, which come on the heels of his strong performance at the Volta a Valenciana.
The Sky rider is targeting a fourth Tour de France victory this summer, but his season start is his quietest since 2012.
Three-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome said Tuesday he expected this year's Herald Sun Tour to be "even more competitive."
Nairo Quintana will attempt to win the Giro d'Italia and the Tour de France this year, a rare feat only seven riders have accomplished.