GB Cycling Team Rider Biography
Revised January 2015
 

Chris Froome

Road Race
Current Team: Team Sky
DOB: 20.05.1985 | From: Nairobi, Kenya

Twitter: @chrisfroome
Website: www.chris-froome.com

About Chris

Chris Froome joined the British Cycling Olympic Podium Programme in 2011, signing with Team Sky in the same year after a promising stint with Team Barloworld.

The Kenyan-born Brit went on to finish second overall in the 2011 Vuelta a Espana, before playing an integral role in delivering Mark Cavendish to the UCI Road World Championships title in Copenhagen as part of a nine-man Great Britain squad.  

2012 saw Froome finish fourth in the Criterium du Dauphine before finishing second behind Sir Bradley Wiggins in the Tour de France.

Froome went on to win bronze in the time-trial at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

2013 saw Froome take overall victories at the Tour of Oman, Criterium International, Tour de Romandie and Criterium du Dauphine before taking victory in the Tour de France, a second successive win for a British rider.

Froome won the 2014 Tour of Oman and Tour de Romandie and began the Tour de France on British roads as one of the favourites. But a crash on stage four from Le Touquet to Lille caused a wrist injury which forced the rider to withdraw from the race on stage five from Ypres to Arenberg.

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Chris Froome: Selected Career Highlights to Date

2014

Tour of Oman (Oman)

1st overall, 1st stage 5


Tour de Romandie (Switzerland)

1st overall, 1st stage 5


2013

Tour of Oman

1st overall, 1st points classification, 1st stage 5


Criterium International (France)

1st overall, 1st stage 3


Tour de Romandie (Switzerland)

1st overall, 1st prologue


Criterium du Dauphine (France)

1st overall, 1st stage 5


Tour de France

1st overall, 1st stages 8, 15 and 17


Tirreno-Adriatico (Italy)

2nd overall, 1st stage 4


UCI Road World Championships, Florence (Italy)

Bronze, Team time-trial


2012

Olympic Games, London (UK)

Bronze, Time-trial

 

Tour de France

2nd overall, 1st Stage 7

 

Criterium du Dauphine (France)

4th overall

 

2011

Vuelta a Espana

2nd overall, 1st Stage 17, 2nd Stage 10

 

Tour of Beijing (China)

3rd overall, 3rd Stage 3