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Chris Froome to ride Spanish Vuelta

Updated: August 18, 2014, 8:40 AM ET
Associated Press

MANCHESTER, England -- Chris Froome will compete in the Spanish Vuelta after recovering from wrist and hand fractures that forced him to withdraw from the Tour de France.

Team Sky announced its nine-man lineup for the Vuelta on Monday, naming Froome as its team leader.

As defending champion, Froome pulled out of the Tour on the fifth stage on July 9 after falling from his bike three times in two days.

Froome says, "I'm really pleased with how my recovery has gone since the ...

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