Chris Froome has win for the third time the Tour de France. However, what else do we know about the british cyclist who represented Kenya until 2007?
Chris Froome (Froomie for the close ones) was born in Kenya in 1985, and that’s where he participated and won his first race when he was 13 years old. Due to this success two years later he moved to Johannesburg to continue training with Robert Hunter who could see in him the qualities and skills of a champion. In 2008, Froome got the British nationality (as despite being born in Kenya, his parents are British) and moved to United Kingdom to continue with his career
Chris Froome, from the african savannah to the Tour de France
Although he is specialized in climbing and time-trialilng, his qualities on the bike once he arrived to Europe and thanks to a recommendation of his trainer in Africa, Robert Hunter, Chris Froome could join the British team Barloworld. In this team, he achieved his first big win in the land that raised him as an elite cyclist, South Africa, at the Giro del Capo II 2009.
In 2010 he joined the Sky Team, his current team, and the one where he achieved the biggest wins of his careers and increase his track record.
Among all his big achievments, we must emphasise that Froome is the 3 times winner of the Criterium Dauphine (2013, 2015 and 2016), the Criterium International in 2013, the Tour of Romandie in 2013 and 2014 and the third position in the 2012 London Olympics.
Chris Froome has entered today the Olympus of the best cyclist thanks to this third win at the Tour de France, a really select club that now Froome is a part of a really exclusive club, the big winners of the Tour de France.
The Tour de France finish leaving us images as seeing Froome running desperately without his bike, something that will be really difficult to forget. However, despite all the problems, it seems that 2016 is Froome’s year, and now we just need to wait and see what will happen in the Rio 2016 Olympics.