Chris Froome narrowly avoids crashing twice at the Critérium du Dauphiné

Chris Froome almost saw his Critérium du Dauphiné aspirations come crashing down in the final three kilometres of stage one on Monday, narrowly avoiding crashing twice in quick succession.

The Team Sky leader was at the front of the peloton trying to stay out of trouble, but that’s exactly what he found when he nudged shoulders with an Orica-GreenEdge rider.

The Orica rider had, in turn, nudged shoulders with a Katusha rider and then edged into Froome’s path. Froome leant into the collision and then almost lost control as he ricocheted off to the right.