British cycling star Chris Froome has been ruled out of this year’s Tour de France after breaking his leg in a training crash, according to reports.

Froome – a four-time winner of cycling’s biggest event – was taken to hospital after crashing during a reconnaissance ride ahead of stage four of the Criterium du Dauphine.

It has now been reported that the Team Ineos rider broke his leg in the fall and will miss the Tour, which starts on July 6. (RT)