Froome signs new deal with Team Sky

Froome signs new deal with Team Sky

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Chris Froome has signed a new three-year contract with Team Sky.

Froome produced a sensational performance in the Vuelta a España

Froome placed second at the Vuelta a España this month and in the process out climbed eventual winner Juan José Cobo to capture a thrilling 17th stage victory on the Peña Cabarga.

Froome's general classification result, coupled with team-mate Bradley Wiggins also taking third place on the podium, was the most successful Grand Tour result ever for British cycling.

Chris Froome, Team Sky rider, said: "Standing on the podium at this year's Vuelta a España was the highlight of my professional career so far. But that success was only possible because of everyone at Team Sky, both on and off the road, and so I am absolutely delighted to be signing an extension to stay with the team for the next three years."

"Team Sky has made a tremendous impact on professional cycling in a very short space of time. We have an outstanding backroom team and some of the most talented riders in the peloton. I am very much looking forward to going into future events with the current support structure behind me."

Dave Brailsford, Team Sky Principal, added: "Chris's performance at the Tour of Spain was tremendously exciting and generated much interest and competition for his services from other teams. In light of this we are very pleased that he has chosen Team Sky as the best place to continue his career. We are all very much looking forward to supporting Chris's future development and working with him to consolidate and build on his breakthrough performance over the coming seasons."

Chris was one of the first riders to be signed by Team Sky and achieved a top-10 finish at the Tour du Haut Var during his first season with the team. Although primarily a climbing domestique, Froome proved an equally-adept time trialler and sealed the runners up spot at the National Championships as well as a top-five finish in the Commonwealth Games.

Further top-10 stage results were to follow in 2011 at the tours of Castilla y Leon, Romandie, Luxembourg and Switzerland before his exceptional performance in the Vuelta a España.