Cyclist Chris Froome almost fully recovered from horror training crash

Chris Froome in action
Chris Froome in action Photo credit: Getty

Cyclist Chris Froome has revealed his recovery from a horror crash in France in August is "pretty much complete", as he steps up his training despite the coronavirus lockdown.

The British rider took part in the latest Team Ineos e-ride on the Zwift virtual events platform this week, along with fellow Tour de France champions Geraint Thomas and Egan Bernal.

"The recovery is going really well - I'd go as far as saying it's pretty much complete," Froome said in an interview on his team's Youtube channel.

"I am still doing some exercises off the bike to strengthen the right side, which was injured, but I'm back in normal training again and that's going really well."

Froome sustained a catalogue of injuries in the crash during a training run at last year's Criterium du Dauphine, including fractures to his sternum, cervical vertebrae and elbow, and a broken hip.

He made a relatively low-key comeback in the UAE Tour in February, which was abridged due to the spread of coronavirus, and is currently in lockdown in the south of France.

"It's going well - I'm staying really busy and obviously I'm doing as much training as I can on the turbo trainer," added Froome.

"We're all driving each other mental but we're getting through it."