ROANNE, France (AP) - Chris Froome has crashed in training and is out of the main preparation race for the Tour de France.
Team INEOS says on Twitter that the four-time Tour champion is ''currently on his way to a local hospital and won't start today's fourth stage'' of the Criterium du Dauphine in France.
The time-trial stage was a key target for Froome during the eight-day Dauphine race. He took the Dauphine title in three of his four Tour-winning years.
The 26-kilometer (16-mile) stage would have been the British rider's first time-trial test this season.
Froome was eighth in the Dauphine standings, 24 seconds behind leader Dylan Teuns of Belgium.