|Born||May 20, 1985|
|Teams||Team Konica Minolta, Barloworld, Team Sky/Ineos Grenadiers, Israel Start-Up Nation|
|Major Wins||4 Tour de France victories, 2 Vuelta a España victories, 1 Giro d’Italia victory|
Christopher Froome is a British cyclist who is regarded as one of the greatest of his generation. He was born on May 20, 1985, in Nairobi, Kenya, and grew up in South Africa. Froome began his professional cycling career in 2007 with Team Konica Minolta and rapidly drew the attention of the racing world with his excellent performances in stage races.
Froome joined Team Sky (formerly Ineos Grenadiers) in 2010 and quickly rose to prominence. He assisted colleague Bradley Wiggins in winning the Tour de France in 2012, but it was the next year that Froome made his name on the cycling world. Froome won his first Tour de France in 2013, dominating the race by more than four minutes. He went on to win three more Tours de France in 2015, 2016, and 2017, solidifying his place as one of the greatest Tour de France riders of all time.
In addition to his Tour de France titles, Froome has also won the Vuelta a Espaa twice and the Giro d’Italia once. He is noted for his remarkable climbing skills, and his ability to perform well in time trials has also helped him win races.
Froome has had several setbacks in his career, including a catastrophic incident during the 2019 Critérium du Dauphiné that left him with multiple injuries. He took a long vacation from racing to heal before returning in 2020 with his new team, Israel Start-Up Nation.
Off the bike, Froome is known for his philanthropic activity, particularly his support for the Wheels for Life charity, which delivers bicycles to people in need in Africa.
Christopher Froome’s Most Promising Achievements:
|2013||Tour de France winner|
|2015||Tour de France winner|
|2016||Tour de France winner|
|2017||Tour de France winner|
|2017||Vuelta a España winner|
|2018||Giro d’Italia winner|
|2018||Vuelta a España runner-up (lost by 1 min 46 sec)|