Date of birth: 1985/05/20

Place of birth: Nairobi, Kenya

Nationality: British

Nickname: Froomey

Strengths: Climbing & time-trialling

Teams: Team Sky (2010 - Present), Team Barloworld (2008 - 2009), Konica Minolta (2007)


2016 Tour de France - 1st stage 8

2016 Criterium du Dauphine - 1st overall, 1st stage 5

2016 Tour de Romandie - 1st stage 4

2016 Herald Sun Tour  - 1st overall, 1st mountains classification, 1st stage 4

2015 Tour de France - 1st overall, 1st mountains classification, 1st stage 10

2015 Criterium du Dauphine - 1st overall, 1st stage 7, 1st stage 8

2015 Tour de Romandie - 3rd overall, 1st stage 1 (TTT) 

2015 Vuelta a Andalucia - 1st overall, 1st points classification, 1st stage 4

2014 Tour de Romandie - 1st overall, 2nd stage 3, 1st stage 5 (ITT)

2014 Tour of Oman - 1st overall, 1st stage 5

2013 Tour de France - 1st overall, 1st stage 8, 1st stage 15, 1st stage 17 (ITT)

2013 Criterium du Dauphine - 1st overall, 1st Stage 5

2013 Tour de Romandie - 1st overall, 1st Prologue

2013 Tirreno-Adriatico - 2nd overall, 1st Stage 4

2013 Criterium International - 1st overall, 1st Stage 3

2013 Tour of Oman - 1st overall, 1st Points Classification, 1st Stage 5

2012 London Olympics Individual TT - Bronze

2012 Tour de France - 2nd overall, 1st Stage 7

2012 Criterium du Daupine - 4th overall

2011 Vuelta a Espana - 2nd overall, 1st Stage 17, 2nd Stage 10

2011 Tour of Beijing - 3rd overall; 3rd Stage 3

2010 British National Time Trial Championships - 2nd

2009 Giro del Capo II - 1st

2008 Giro dell'Appennino - 3rd

2008 Giro del Capo - 2nd overall

2007 Tour of Japan - 1st stage six

2007 Giro delle Regione - 2nd stage three; 1st stage five

2006 Tour of Mauritius - 1st overall; 1st stages two & three

2005 Tour of Mauritius - 1st stage two



The Climb

The Climb by Chris Froome - the inspirational memoir from the British winner of the 100th edition of the Tour de France

The Climb tells the extraordinary story of Chris Froome's journey from a young boy in Kenya, riding through townships and past wild animals, and with few opportunities for an aspiring cyclist, to his unforgettable yellow jersey victory in the 2013 Tour de France.

A journey unlike any other in the history of cycling, Froome has crossed continents, overcome the death of his mother and conquered debilitating illness to follow his dreams and represent Team GB and Team Sky. He has experienced soaring triumphs, humbling defeats, a public rivalry with Bradley Wiggins and, most recently, the pressures of Lance Armstrong's legacy.

Extraordinary, revealing and life-affirming, The Climb is a story of determination, hardship and unimaginable success.

Chris Froome was born in Nairobi in 1985 to British parents. He was educated and raised in South Africa and now races for Team GB and Team Sky. In 2011 he finished second overall in the Vuelta a España. In 2012 he finished runner-up to Bradley Wiggins in the Tour de France and won the Bronze medal in the Time Trial at the Olympic Games. Froome amassed five stage-race victories in 2013, with triumphs at the Tour of Oman, Criterium International, Tour de Romandie and Criterium du Dauphine leading into a dominant win at the 100th Tour de France. He won the prestigious Velo d'Or award for best rider of 2013 and was shortlisted for the 2013 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award. 

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