Bio

Chris Froome is a professional road cyclist who rides for Britain’s Team Sky. Originally born in Nairobi, Kenya, where he garnished a love for mountain biking, Froome moved to South Africa as a teenager, where he began to pick up the sport of road cycling. He later went on to turn professional in his newly found passion of road cycling around 2007 and it’s been non-stop podiums since then.

Froome rode his first professional season with South African Team Konica Minolta and bounced around during his early years. He rode in his first Tour de France in 2008 with Team Barloworld. In 2010, Froome joined his current team, Team Sky and would go on to become one of the most recognizable climbers and overall riders in the sport today. Also showing his ability in the individual time trial discipline, Froome finished second at the 2010 British National Time Trial Championships.

Arguably one of Froome’s biggest years as a professional came in 2012. He was selected by Team Sky to participate in the Tour de France as a teammate of eventual winner, Bradley Wiggins. While Froome looked to be there to usher Wiggins to the yellow jersey, he had several standout stages himself, even winning one. Froome would ultimately finish second in the overall classification.

Froome kicked off a successful campaign in 2013, securing victories at the Tour of Oman, Tour de Romandie and the Critérium du Dauphiné, generally regarded as the warm up for the Tour de France. He backed up his impressive performances early in the year, completely dominating the 2013 Tour de France, winning by over a four minute margin. Froome became the second British rider to win the Tour de France and did so by leading the race for two full weeks.

Chris Froome

Cycling : 100th Tour de France 2013 / Stage 15
Date of Birth:
May 20, 1985
Hometown:
Nairobi, Kenya
Sponsors:
Team Sky, 21st Century Fox, Pinarello, Rapha, Gatorade, Shimano, Jaguar, Kask, PRO, CNP, fi'zi:k, Elite, SRM, Training Peaks, Retül, Map My Tracks, Systagenix, Park Tool

Career Highlights

    • 2011 Vuelta a Espana - 2nd overall, 1st Stage 17, 2nd Stage 10
    • 2012 Tour de France - 2nd overall, 1st Stage 7
    • 2012 London Olympics Individual TT - Bronze
    • 2013 Tour of Oman - 1st overall, 1st Points Classification, 1st Stage 5
    • 2013 Criterium International - 1st overall, 1st Stage 3
    • 2013 Tour de Romandie - 1st Prologue
    • 2013 - Critérium du Dauphiné - 1st overall
    • 2013 - Tour of Oman - 1st overall
    • 2013 Tour de France - 1st overall

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