Chris Froome upbeat after surgery to remove metalwork from hip and elbow

Chris Froome has undergone an operation to remove metalwork from his hip and elbow as he continues his recovery from a serious crash which sidelined him from this year’s Tour de France.

The 34-year-old posted a picture on social media after undergoing surgery for the third time since his crash at the Criterium du Dauphine, which led to him being rushed to intensive crash.

Froome, who suffered multiple fractures, including a broken femur, restated his goals of getting back to full fitness in time for next summer’s Tour de France and the Olympic road race in Japan.

“Less some hardware from my hip & elbow. Feeling groggy but all went perfectly,” the Team Ineos rider wrote.

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