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Tour de France: Chris Froome Is OUT After Testing Positive For Covid-19

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Last Updated: July 21, 2022, 18:30 IST

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Four-times Tour de France champion Chris Froome. (Image credits: Reuters)

Four-times Tour de France champion Chris Froome. (Image credits: Reuters)

Chris Froome announced on Twitter that he would be pulling out of the Tour de France, right before the 18th stage due to Covid-19

Four-times champion Chris Froome has pulled out of Tour de France after contracting Covid-19, the Briton said on Thursday, adding that he would focus on being ready for the Vuelta a Espana next month.

The Israel Premier Tech rider took third place on stage 12 atop the L’Alpe d’Huez, which was his best performance since a career-threatening crash three years ago.

“A test has revealed that I have contracted Covid so I am not going to be making the start today,” Froome said in a video on Twitter just as stage 18 was beginning.

“I’m really disappointed not to be able to roll into Paris and finish this Tour de France… I am going to head home now, switch off for a few days and refocus on being ready for Vuelta a Espana later this season.”

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first published:July 21, 2022, 18:30 IST
last updated:July 21, 2022, 18:30 IST