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Chris Froome        

Professional Road Racing Cyclist; 4-Time Winner of the Tour de France & 2-Time Olympic Medalist

Christopher Froome is a British road racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Team Ineos. He has won several stage races, including four editions of the Tour de France (in 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017), the Giro d'Italia in 2018 and the Vuelta a España in 2017. Froome has also won two Olympic bronze medals in road time trials, in 2012 and 2016, and also took bronze in the 2017 World Championships.

Froome’s journey into road cycling started when he moved to South Africa for schooling as a teenager. However, back home in Kenya he had only ever ridden a mountain bike, guided into the sport by The Safari Simbaz founder David Kinjah. Kinjah was an inspiration to Froome and training together in the rural highlands north of Nairobi is what ignited the passion for cycling which Froome has today.

In July 2008, Froome found himself lining up for the Tour de France despite having lost his mother to illness only weeks earlier. He completed the Tour, showing a lot of promise in the mountains and time trials, and even went on to podium in Italy at the Giro d’Appennino shortly afterwards. At the 2012 Tour de France, riding as a super-domestique for Bradley Wiggins, Froome won stage seven and finished second overall, behind Wiggins.

His first multi-stage race win came in 2013, in the Tour of Oman, followed by wins in the Critérium International, the Tour de Romandie, the Critérium du Dauphiné, and the Tour de France. In the 2014 Tour de France, he retired after multiple crashes. In 2015, he won his second Critérium du Dauphiné and his second Tour de France. He won a third Tour de France in 2016 and became the first man since Miguel Indurain in 1995 to successfully defend his title. He won his fourth Tour de France in 2017, followed by successive wins at the 2017 Vuelta a España and the 2018 Giro d'Italia, his first victories in both races. These achievements made him the first cyclist to win the Tour–Vuelta double since the Vuelta was moved to September, and the first to hold all three Grand Tour winners' jerseys at the same time since Bernard Hinault in 1983.

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