Froome will aim to return to top, says Brailsford
Team Ineos principal Sir Dave Brailsford is convinced Chris Froome will fight to return to top-level cycling after his life-threatening crash.
Froome fractured his right femur, broke a hip and fractured an elbow and ribs, while it has also been reported he fractured his neck, when his bike hit a wall at 35mph on Wednesday during his fourth-stage reconnaissance of the Criterium du Dauphine.
The four-time Tour de France winner - now ruled out of this year's event - is recovering at the University Hospital of St Etienne where he underwent a six-hour operation. But Brailsford does not think the 34-year-old will retire from the sport.
"It's quite difficult to see that," said Brailsford. "I think he will try and get back. I don't think it will be a case where he'll say, 'Right, I'm satisfied now. I'll hang up my wheels and call it a day'.
"I think he's more likely to really work hard in rehab and push himself really hard.
"If I was a betting man I'd say yes we'll seem him back at some point in the future."