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Chris Froome "unlikely" to compete at World Road Cycling Championships

Two-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome is "unlikely" to be fit for the World Road Cycling Championships after breaking his foot.

Two-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome is expected to sit out of the World Road Cycling Championships after breaking his foot during the Vuelta a Espana.

The Team Sky rider withdrew from the race last week after hitting a barrier in the Pyrenees.

According to BBC Sport, when asked if Froome will be fit for the Worlds, Team Sky principal Dave Brailsford said: "It looks unlikely. The fracture will take a while to heal."

The race gets underway on September 19 in Virginia, USA.

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David Brailsford, performance director of British Cycling and general manager of Team Sky, is pictured before the start of the final stage of Tour of Britain in London on September 22, 2013
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