Israel - Premier Tech rider Chris Froome was a top contender for victory in the fifth stage of Tour du Rwanda, but a mechanical issue prevented him from making it to the podium, and he eventually finished in 24th place overall.
According to a recent post on social media, he believes that the disc is at fault for the misfortune. “I got a front wheel puncture and I didn’t have a team car behind me as they had already pulled the team car out."
Two punctures and a crash end Chris Froome's attempt to take first win since 2018 at Tour du Rwanda
He further adds, “I managed to get another wheel from neutral service but it wasn’t really compatible with the bike so I had to stop again and change it with my team car. Then the peloton caught me and surged over the top of the climb and that’s where the lights went out for me.”
Despite feeling disappointed with the outcome, he recognizes it as an inherent part of the sport and accepts it as such. “I'm really happy to be here. I'm realistic My big target will be in July for the Tour de France so now starts my preparation for July," he concluded