Chris Froome seems likely to miss the UCI Road World Championships in Richmond, Virginia later this month as a result of the fractured ankle he sustained when he crashed at the Vuelta last week.
Team Sky principal Sir Dave Brailsford confirmed to BBC Sport that the Tour de France champion won’t be able to ride "for a couple of weeks.”
Asked about the prospects of the 30-year-old racing at the event in the United States, Brailsford replied: "It looks unlikely. The fracture will take a while to heal."
Froome, bronze medallist in the individual time trial at the London 2012 Olympics, had been named on Great Britain’s long list for that event, as well as in the squad for the road race.
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