Froome at the 2013 Tour de Romandie
|Full name||Christopher Froome|
|Born||20 Mey 1985
|Hicht||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Wicht||69 kg (152 lb; 11 st)|
|Current team||Team Sky|
|Super C Cyclin Academy|
|Team Konica Minolta
Christopher Froome (born 20 May 1985) is a Kenyan-born Breetish professional road racin cyclist who rides for UCI ProTeam Team Sky. 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.
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  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.
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