Chris Froome Biography

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.

British Fans Celebrate Chris Froome’s Tour De France Victory

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Froome All-Set For 2014 Tests

Great success has often led to a tremendous mis-balance in life for many riders in the past- however, Sky coach Tim Kerrison is of  the firm belief that the 2013 Tour France champion Chris Froome is far from any mishaps given his overwhelming success last year. Much to the pleasure of Froome’s fans, his coach has declared him all-set to handle every pressure usual with the coveted yellow jersey and that the leading rider is totally ready for his 2014 tests. Read more »

Chris Froome Reflects On His 2012 – Sportsvibe TV

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Ritchie Porte, Chris Froome & Michael Rogers after Stage 14 TdF 2013

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Talking to Team Sky about Tour de France 2013

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Froome Shortlisted for BBC Sports Personality

Amazing news for Chris Froome fans- the 2013 Tour France champion has been shortlisted as one of the most possible names to be felicitated with the esteemed BBC Sports Personality for 2013 award.

The “BBC Sports Personality of the year” reward has always been a much coveted coverage for personalities from every sport around. This year is especially special s 2013 is going to mark the 60th anniversary of the award.

The BBC group has already announced the ten-person shortlist. Despite being the champion at the most prestigious race of the world this year, Chris Froome seems to be an outsider here who is unlikely to ensure a hat-trick win for riding in this prestigious award ceremony. Sir Wiggins won the award last year while Cavendish was honored with the high-profile acknowledgement in 2011.

Post the Olympic success last year, 3 riders were able to make it to the award shortlist- Sarah Storey, Chris Hoy and Bradley Wiggins.

The other stellar names that have been shortlisted by BBC alongside Froome include the likes of Mo Farah, Hannah Cockroft, Christine Ohuruogu, Andy Murray, Justin Rose, AP McCoy, Ben Ainslie and Leigh Halfpenny. Mo, Hannah and Christine are renowned athletes while Murray is the Scot tennis hero who was the only Brit player after Fred Perry to win on Wimbledon. Justin Rose is an esteemed golfer, Sir Ainslie has impressed everyone with his celebrated sailing antics – AP McCoy is the star jockey while Halfpenny is a stellar rugby player.

The award would be decided on public vote which is scheduled for December 15, 2013. Voting for this award would be done via phone & for the first ever time, through the internet as well. The illustrious award ceremony would be hosted at Leeds based First Direct Arena before somewhat around a grand 12,000 crowd.