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.
The accident caused a split in the racing pack just before the close of the race and the one player that was severely hurt during the race was Steven Kruijswijk from Netherlands. It looks like he has cracked or broken his collarbone. Froome is a member of the Team Sky and the team has high hopes on their ace rider. If Froome can pull off a victory at this year’s “Vuelta A Espana”, then it will be an icing on the cake for the rider. He will become the first rider in 38 years to win both the Tour De France and “Vuelta A Espana” in the same season.
Froome is in great cycling form this season and his results at the most popular Tour de France and the Rio Olympics prove this point.