NEWS
07/23/2016 06:26 EDT | Updated 07/24/2017 01:12 EDT

Froome bandaged for penultimate stage of Tour de France

MORZINE, France — Overall leader Chris Froome is wearing bandages on his right knee and elbow as the penultimate stage of the Tour de France gets underway Saturday.

Froome crashed on a slippery descent a day earlier but still has a comfortable lead of 4 minutes, 11 seconds over Frenchman Romain Bardet.

Froome says "Hopefully I can get through today without any problem."

Stage 20 is a 146.5-kilometre (91-mile) leg from Megeve to Morzine with four climbs, including the beyond-category Col de Joux Plane, which is followed by a long descent to Morzine.

A minute of silence was held at the start of the stage to mourn the nine victims of Friday's shooting in Munich.

The Tour concludes Sunday in Paris with a mostly ceremonial stage and a finish line on the Champs-Elysees.