The four-time victor of the Tour de France crashed towards the end of the recon in Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes and his injuries include a fractured right femur, a fractured elbow and fractured ribs. He's hit a wall at 60km an hour - it sounds like he's fractured a femur, to be confirmed.
'He is now on his way to a local hospital and won't start today's fourth stage.
Team Ineos have not confirmed news of Froome's injury, so far only stating that they would provide an update "in due course".
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Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme was swift to wish Froome a speedy recovery.
Froome will miss this year's Tour de France and his quest to win a fifth title is over for this season at least.
In fact, five of the last seven winners of the Dauphine have gone on to top the podium in Paris - three of those occasions being Froome himself. "It'll take quite a long time before he races again", Brailsford told French TV. "He'll be helicoptered to either Lyon or Saint-Etienne hospital within a few minutes", said Brailsford at the scene as Froome received treatment in an ambulance.
The Kenya-born Briton who next month hopes to be targeting a record-equaling fifth Tour de France title, was eighth on general classification, just 24sec behind race leader Dylan Teuns. He also won the 2017 Tour. Yet another is that after seven years of a near-unbroken Sky/Ineos stranglehold on the Tour, Froome's rivals will see 2019 as a long-awaited golden opportunity to capture the yellow jersey. Sport is full of history and legends.
But now Ineos will forcibly be backing Thomas to win the Tour a second time, with Colombian team-mate Egan Bernal likely moving into a clearly defined "plan B" role.