Chris Froome was born on the 20th of May in the year 1985. He is a professional road cyclist and races for the team Team Sky. Chris Froome was born in Kenya but shifted to South Africa later. Chris Froome started out his career under the registration of Kenyan cycling federation but now having got British citizenship, he rides under the British License. Chris Froome made his first career breakthrough during the 2011 Vuelta a Espana as a Grand Tour contender. He then eventually finished second overall.
Chris Froome started out his cycling career in mountain biking. He then shifted to road cycling and racing in South Africa and specialised as a climber. He turned professional in the year 2007 with Team Konica Minolta of South Africa. He then joined Team Barloworld for the next season. He was a part of this team for the 2008 Tour de France. He finished 84th and 12th in the young riders’ division. He then also competed in the 2009 Giro d’Italia and finished 36th overall and placed seventh in the young riders’ category.
In the year 2010, Chris Froome joined the British team, Team Sky. His first season went well with this team as he finished 9th at the Tour du Haut Var. He also came second at the 2010 British National Time Trial Championships, which proved his capability in time trial. The next season also went well for Chris Froome as he finished in the top 15 at the Tour de Romandie and the Vuelta a Castilla y Leon. The Tour de Suisse also went well for him in some stages as he took the lead but then kept losing time in the other stages thus finishing 9th overall in the time trial. Chris Froome also competed in the 2011 Vuelta a Espana as the main challenger to Bradley Wiggins. He kept up with him for nearly a week and took an unexpected lead in the tenth stage. He was an instrumental member of his team helping them neutralise an attack in the eleventh stage. He however could not follow the main group. He lost his jersey to Bradley Wiggins on the eleventh stage but continued to support the team leader. In the fourteenth stage, he played an important part by helping his team drop rivals such as Joaquim Rodriguez and Vincenzo Nibali. Chris Froome eventually finished second overall at the Tour. Thus he equalled Robert Millar for the highest finish in a Grand Tour by a British cyclist.
On the 16th of September in the year 2011, Chris Froome signed a new contract with Team Sky for the next three years. He was also an important part of the Great Britain Team which assisted Cavendish win the UCI World Road Race Championship in the year 2011.Chris Froome is one of the most promising riders at the present moment. He is definitely going to emerge as one of the heavyweights in the sport of cycling. With a unique style and immense potential, Chris Froome is a force to reckon with.
In the beginning Chris Froome was not keen on participating in the Tour de France of 2015. He did not seem much excited about riding in the race. When the route was announced last month he was not present and was thinking of not participating. His target was the tour of Spain and Italian tour in May.
It does not come to light that he has to skip the race which is going to take place in July next year. It is all the more disappointing as Froome is hailed as the favourite in this tournament and he is going to miss out on the events. Going by the interview of the Team Sky it seemed evident that he had plans of leading the team. Next year he wants to make a comeback with confidence. It is a motivating factor for him. He has liking towards completing the race and as quickly as possible. 2014 tour was abandoned by him as he was unable to participate with a hand that was broken and fractured at the same time.
He is ready to train for 2015 and wants to start off with new start. His tour of Kenya and South Africa were not up to the mark and hence he became disappointed. He wants to go in with a fresh mind and start the year with new vitality. He has some of the best feelings from the tour of Spain. The yellow jersey was grabbed by Nibali with a victory in 2014 which was dominant. Froome does not look happy with the tour as opposed to Nibali. He has his goals set for 2015 and after that he is looking forward at the Tour de France. He is happy with the tour and his performance so far though.
At the Lee Valley Velo Port coaching session went on exclusively for the school children cycling down the track of cycling. Around the velodrome the pupils from Curwen and Cumberland school participated in the road cycle, pedal and mountain bike.
The younger school children went to the Lee Valley Hockey to play a hockey game which has fun element called the Quicksticks. Chris Froome all inspired with the Legacy of 2012 London gave every reason to rejoice for the school children. The programme was for four days. In the other venue of Olympic sport was enjoyed for free. It was a great opportunity for the students to learn the four cycling disciplines according to the manager of partnership development of the Cumberland School- Simone Laidlow. From the counties of London like Essex and Hertfordshire students were invited to take part.
For Chris Froome his childhood was very important as his father took good care of him and that is exactly what he is trying to do with his spare time- splitting himself between taking care of his own child and doing charity events. Despite of being retired from the professional cycling he continues to support the sport which gave him millions of reasons to smile. His family sacrificed a lot for him during his childhood so that he could become a professional cyclist which he did. He was present at the event where he had to honour the parents who are regarded as inspirational in U.K.
He continues to inspire many professional sportsmen throughout the world. God has also given him the opportunity to do the same for his child. He has all the qualities to prove that he is a responsible and a caring father in the course of time. He has got a supporting wife to be with him.
Sir Bradley Wiggins won his third time-trial of the year at the Tour of Britain 2014. This latest win in his bag, Wiggins cBlosed the third place in general classification. First rank is held steadfast by Dylan van Baarle and Kwiatkowski hold the second. Wiggins is hopeful to extend his deal with Team Sky later as the contract expires at the end of the year 2014.
Stage 8 of Tour of Britain was halved keeping in mind the Grand Tours that were held in the early 1980s. this time the morning spin was closely followed by an afternoon’s time trial of 88.8 kms in the same course. The second half that consisted of 10 laps witnessed a brawl between Marcel Kittel and Mark Cavendish. The race was tricky and Wiggins basks in his success after long. Unable to defend his title from last year, Wiggins mentioned that he is happy to have won the time-trial. He said that at the start of the week it was his goal and up at the third position he believes racing and winning is enough for him on a London track. He appreciates Dylan van Baarle and said that whoever deserves it has won it. Wiggins started seventh and continuosly improved by the day. At the end of it he was in a pretty good shape and rejoiced at one of the toughest rides in Britain.
Wiggins is also hopeful about Rio 2016. He says that he is serious about the attempt and wishes to be in shape in the next 18 months. He has also mentioned that he might go ahead in the London World Cup in December. Wiggins is also expected to race in the Tour of Flanders as well as Classics Paris-Roubaix in 2015. He assured that he will be back in Paris to “kill two birds with one stone”.