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.
The British cyclist Chris Froome is very popular these days after adding another feather to his cap after winning the Tour De France this year.
He went on to win the time trial bronze medal for Great Britain at the Rio Olympics. At present, he is competing at the “Vuelta A Espana” and is now in third position after stage 5 of the race.
Darwin Atapuma of Columbia is currently the leader of the race with a time of 17 hours 39 minutes and 52 seconds, followed by Alejandro Valverde of Spain with +28 seconds more than the leader. The British hero Froome is lying in the third position with +32 seconds. Froome is really happy with the way he is carrying out with his routine at “Vuelta A Espana”. He is still in tack to claim his maiden Espana title and had narrowly avoided a big crash on the Stage 5. It was Gianni Meersman of Belgium who cycled away to victory in Stage 5.
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Chris Froome is known as a two time winner of coveted titles like the Tour de France.
He has changed the build up that he had since this year. There are prospects of taking part in the Olympics along with Tour de France and Vuelta a Espana this year and he has a different strategy in mind. He is looking to do less and achieve more this year, as per the Team Sky sources.
Froome has won Criterium du Duaphine this year, but he has already planned to take part in Tour de France coming up in July. The Olympics would be in August as well as Vuelta a Espana. He has, however, pedaled into the year a little softer than the usual force he puts into his profession. Since he has won the Tour de France event twice already, once in 2013 and then in 2015, he also has recent accolades like Herald Sun Tour in the month of February that he won along with the stage he participated in the Tour de Romandie. Read more »
By the clock Boris Johnson’s full term as the mayor of London is over, the new generation of “cycle superhighways” would be close to almost being finished.
Yet his sight of a city criss-crossed by unintegrated cycle pathways divides opinion.
Canary Wharf Group chief executive Sir George talked for a lot of people when he called them a twentieth century solution to a twenty-first century trouble, stating they would aggravate rather than resolve the congestion problems of the capital.
Head of the property developer Sir George told that he hesitate to say a nineteenth century solution because in the nineteenth century they knew what they were doing. To strangle the traffic is not helpful. If one comes to Tower Hill any morning, there is a tailback of commercial vehicles – miles long.
Journalist Andrew Gilligan who is mayor’s cycling commissioner, told that consultations and polls have revealed a majority of people want betterments for cyclists. There always is noisy objection, but they always turn out to be from the minority.
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Chris Froome is in full support of 24 hours of drug testing. The 2013 Tour de France champion is a strong critic of using PEDs in cycling & is ready to take up anything to clean up the sport.
Froome’s statements follow a derogatory report on doping & criticism by erstwhile Olympic road racing champ Nicole Cooke.
According to Cooke, the Brit rider was wrongly granted a TUE (Threapeutic Use Exemption) during Tour Romandie in 2014 where he came up with a great victory.
The Tour de France 2013 champion has not ever failed in any drug check in his career & confidently welcomed the new policy of 24 hours of drug testing in cycling sport. He tweeted recently saying- “If that could help in cleaning up this sport which I love so much, let us do it.”
The Sky rider was suffering from chest infection on which UCI granted him TUE last year.
Cooke has also criticized UCI chief Brian Cookson regarding the doping issue in cycling. According to her, the new UCI boss has failed to get a firm grip over TUE abuse & it has been legally permitting riders to take to banned substances citing medical conditions.
“I do not feel that it’s okay to take off Chris’ race & prize money retrospectively yet Cookson should come up with a clear message. Brian needs to seek apology from the other cyclists for failing the riders”, stated Cooke. Read more »