UK citizen Chris Froome wins 2015 Tour de France

Chris Froome

Chris Froome in the Tour de France! Photo by jvanattenhoven.

The Life of Chris Froome

Chris Froome, born on 20 May 1985, is a Kenyan-born British professional road racing cyclist. At the age of 13, his mother took him to his first organized charity bike race,which he won. There Chris Froome met professional cyclist David Kinjah, who became Froome’s mentor and training partner. That first race started it all. Since then Chris Froome, riding with Team Sky, has made a name for himself by winning the Tour de France twice; once in 2013 and again in 2015.

According to Froome’s website, his first few British races, were an “eye-opening experience … it was a surreal feeling to be riding events I’d only ever seen on TV.” If his first few British races were such a rush, imagine how exhilarating it must have felt to win the Tour de France!

Tour de France and Other Races

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The Tour de France 2013 bike route Chris Froome won!

In 2013 before Froome won his first Tour de France, he won the Tour of Oman, a six-staged race across the Sultanate of Oman. After winning the Tour of Oman and the Tour de France in 2013, it seems Chris Froome wanted to keep that pattern going. Chris Froome again won the Tour of Oman in 2014 and in 2015 won another first place victory in the Tour de France.

Besides the Tour de France, Froome won second place at the 2011 Vuelta a Espana and at the 2012 London Olympics, he took home a bronze metal. Also in 2012, he placed fourth place in the Vuelta race. Considered one of the best cyclists of this era, he is a highly acclaimed biker, and is expected to be a strong contender for success in future races.

Chris Froome and The Climb

Chris Froome has a unique past, having grown up in Kenya.  In June 2014, he co-published a book, The Climb.  Quoted from his website, Froome states, “I hope that this book will give people a bit of insight into me and my obstacle-ridden journey to the top, and inspire them to push on despite any challenges they may face in achieving their own goals.”