Chris Froome compares himself to Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator as Brit vows to ‘be back’ after horror crash

I’LL BE BIKE! Super-human Chris Froome has compared himself to Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terminator as the bike legend promised to return.

Horror-smash victim Froome posted a gif of Arnie’s iconic “I’ll be back” line as the Brit recovers from surgery after breaking his femur, elbow and ribs.

Chris Froome had earlier tweeted this thumbs-up image as he recovers
Chris Froome had earlier tweeted this thumbs-up image as he recovers

The four-time Tour de France king backed Team Ineos chief Dave Brailsford’s prediction that he will make an elite-level comeback.

Froome tweeted a famous movie image of the Terminator’s most memorable words to suggest he too had the same dogged determination after his hospital operation.

The 34-year-old wrote: “Looking at my post op scans…”

Positive replies flooded in on social media, including: ” I think Chris will make the biggest comeback in the history of cycling.”

Another said: “The Froomeynator! 🙂 Great to hear that.”

But one bike fan changed gear with a reference to 1970s’ TV sci-fie series The Six Million Dollar Man.

that tweet read: @chrisfroome Cyclist. A man broken in pieces, Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology. We have the capability to build the world’s first bionic man. @chrisfroome will be that man. Better than he was before. Better, stronger, faster.”

Meanwhile, Brailsford insisted Froome was far more likely to return that retire.

He told BBC 5 Live’s Sportsweek: “I think he will try and get back.

“Who knows how this will impact on him, but I don’t think it will be the case where he’ll just say ‘right, I’m satisfied now. I’ll hang up my wheels and call it a day’.

“I think he’s more likely to really work hard in rehab and push himself really hard.

“He’ll take the same approach to that I’m sure as he does to his sport.

“If I was a betting man I’d say yes we’ll seem him back at some point in the future.”

Froome is certainly out for the rest of the season after crashing into a wall at about 37mph while blowing his nose in a practice race last week.

Four-time Tour de France champ and double Olympic bronze medallist Chris Froome was taken to hospital by helicopter after a crash that rules him out of cycling's biggest event this summer
Four-time Tour de France champ Chris Froome went to hospital by helicopter after a crash ruled him out of cycling’s biggest event

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