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.
This time the energy is different that is what is believed by Mark Cavendish. He wants to see himself in yellow after the completion of stage one. He describes his interest this time as phenomenal going in for Tour de France. He also believes that this time the crowds will come in huge numbers surrounding streets of London.
Asked about his prospect of winning he pointed out that success is not granted but he would wish to win Tour de France. On the starting line itself there are 200 bikers and each one is competent enough to win and so is he. But he will be centre of attraction by all even from media as his mother is from Haarrogate. Later on he became irritated with the same questions asked in a different form and repeated several times but he answered the same for all the questions without beating around the bush.
As soon as the question of transformation in the game of cycling was asked by him considering Britain he answered that in his career for the second time Britain holds the Grand Depart of the tour which is considered to be a big race. To finish the first stage at his mother’s hometown is what is exciting him. In fact the support from the crowd is also spectacular. All eyes will be on him as he points out.
Over the three weeks he has to hold his nerves. But he also wished that there were more riders from Britain. So the success story of Tour de France with Britain holding the last event is seen by all so more should participate. His condition is perfect than the last time so he is positive of staying composed and bringing laurels for his hometown.
The Skoda collection in UK has declared a cycling charity competition in which the two time Olympic gold medalist will lift funds for the research on cancer in UK. This single day event will show the local cyclists to go one on one against the world champion for five times in a challenge to win the horde of prices including a trip to Tour de France. For the purpose of a donation to the research on cancer in UK where each and every rider was braved to paddle a distance of 750 meters, as quick as possible. From each retailer the first three participants would then fight in lively event, including a chain of heats, providing opportunity for the top three to take on 26th April.
Apart from the opportunity of standing against the gold medalist in Olympic, the top two winners will become the Skoda VIP at this year Tour de France at the Alpine phase. The prize will make them ride with the former winner of Tour de France and chance to enjoy the birds view followed by a ride in the helicopter above the event.
All the cyclists who have completed the race on time this week will enter into a contest to win the spaceback by Skoda which costs more than £16000. This special launched car is the first and foremost family hatchback car launched in January. Due to its amazing external design and developed engine range this Skoda rapid is a best selection for the cyclist. Other prizes include a kit from Skoda team.
All the funds contributed at the event will be sent for the research in cancer at UK, the world’s most important charity devoted to beat cancer with the help of research.
The manufacturer is the executive partner a large number of cycling squads, including team Raleigh, Rapha Condor JLT and Matrix Vulpine.