Chris Froome

Born May 20, 1985

Chris Froome is a professional road racing cyclist who rides for UCI ProTeam Team Sky. Born in Kenya and brought up in South Africa, since spring 2008 he has ridden under a British licence on the basis of his passport and father's and grandparents' country of birth. Regarded as a strong mountain climber and solid time trialist, Froome normally contests the general classification. Froome had to move to Europe to further his career and only turned professional aged 22.… Read More

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1985 Birth Born on May 20, 1985.


2006 21 Years Old Froome started road racing in South Africa, specialising as a climber. Whilst representing Kenya at the 2006 UCI Road World Championships, Froome crashed into an official just after the start of the time trial, causing both men to fall, although neither was injured.
2007 22 Years Old Froome turned professional in 2007 with the South African Team Konica Minolta, and was introduced to Team Barloworld by Robbie Hunter, joining them for the 2008 season, and was named in their team for the 2008 Tour de France, in which he finished 84th overall and 12th among the young riders' category.
2008 23 Years Old His performances in 2008 attracted the attention of British Cycling coach, Rod Ellingworth who believed Froome had potential. … Read More
2009 24 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2009, Froome participated in one Grand Tour, the 2009 Giro d'Italia, in which he came 36th overall, and 7th among the young riders.
2010 25 Years Old He also finished 2nd at the 2010 British National Time Trial Championships, showing his ability in the individual time trial.
The early highlights of Froome's 2011 season were top 15 finishes in the Vuelta a Castilla y León and the 2011 Tour de Romandie.
At the 2012 Tour de France he won stage 7, which culminated on a steep uphill finish, ahead of defending champion Cadel Evans and teammate Bradley Wiggins. … Read More
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