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Chris Froome
Chris Froome Tour de Romandie 2013 (cropped).JPG
Froome at the 2013 Tour de Romandie
Personal information
Full name Christopher Froome
Nickname Froomey[1]
Born 20 Mey 1985 (1985-05-20) (age 29)
Nairobi, Kenyae
Hicht 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)[2]
Wicht 69 kg (152 lb; 11 st)[2]
Team information
Current team Team Sky
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Aw-roonder
Amateur team(s)
Super C Cyclin Academy
Professional team(s)
2007
2008–2009
2010–
Team Konica Minolta
Barloworld
Team Sky
Major wins

Grand Tours

Tour de France
General classification (2013)
4 individual stages (2012, 2013)
Vuelta a España
1 individual stage (2011)

Stage races

Critérium du Dauphiné (2013)
Tour de Romandie (2013)
Critérium International (2013)
Tour o Oman (2013)

Christopher Froome (born 20 May 1985) is a Kenyan-born Breetish professional road racin cyclist who rides for UCI ProTeam Team Sky.[3][4] Born in Kenyae an brought up in Sooth Africae, syne ware 2008 he haes ridden unner a Breetish licence on the basis o his passport an faither's an grandparents' kintra o birth.[5]

In 2007 Froome turned professional at the age o 22 wi Team Konica Minolta. He moved tae Europe tae further his career, jynin the Breetish-based team, Barloworld. In 2010 he moved tae Team Sky an he haes acome ane o the team's key cyclists. Froome made his breakthrough as a Grand Tour contender durin the 2011 Vuelta a España whaur he finished seicont oweraw.

At the 2012 Tour de France, ridin as a domestique for Bradley Wiggins, Froome wan stage seven, which culminated on a steep uphill finish [6] an finished seicont oweraw, behind anly Wiggins' win in the same race as the best Breetish performance in the race's history. In the same year an aa wan the bronze medal in the time trial event at the Olympic Gemmes an finished fowerth in the Vuelta a España. His first stage race win came in 2013, in the Tour o Oman, follaeed bi wins in the Criterium Internaitional, the Tour de Romandie, the Critérium du Dauphiné an the Tour de France.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Chris Froome leads Tour of Oman after second place in stage". BBC Sport (London: BBC). 14 February 2013. Retrieved 21 February 2013. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Chris Froome profile". Team Sky. London: BSkyB. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 
  3. Gallagher, Brendan (11 July 2012). "Chris Froome at the top as the race hits high notes in cruel mountain stages". The Daily Telegraph (London: Telegraph Media Group). Retrieved 24 August 2012. 
  4. "Sky Procycling (SKY) – GBR". UCI World Tour (Union Cycliste Internationale). Retrieved 13 January 2013. 
  5. "Underdog no more, Chris Froome hopes for a bit more liberty in 2012". VeloNews (San Diego, California: Competitor Group, Inc.). 23 November 2011. Retrieved 23 November 2011. 
  6. Murphy, Austin (7 July 2012). "Wiggins, Froome strike a blow for British cycling in France". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 7 July 2012. 

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