Chris Froome is a British cyclist-born racing driver currently travelling for Team Sky (UCI ProTeam). He debuted professionally in 2007 at the age of twenty-two with Team Konica Minolta, before moving to Europe where he joined the Barloworld team. Chris Froome net worth is estimated around $12 million asof the year 2020
Froome joined Team Sky in 2010, where he soon became one of the best riders on the team. He is currently the current Tour de France champion, who won four times, of which he won three times in a row (2015, 2016 and 2017).
Chris Froome biography 2020
Froome was born in Nairobi, Kenya, on May 20, 1985, to Jane and Clive Froome. He is the last of the three children (all boys) born to his parents. His father is English and a former field hockey player who played for the England U-19 team in his youth.
Her maternal grandparents had left England for Kenya to grow a farm. He attended the Banda School in Nairobi, after his primary education, he moved to South Africa where he attended the San Andrés School; a publicly funded school in the city of Bloemfontein, and then an independent boarding school in Johannesburg called St John’s College.
After his secondary education, Froome studied economics at the University of Johannesburg for two years before leaving it to pursue a career in cycling. His older brothers Jonathan and Jeremy attended the Rugby School in Warwickshire, England.
Chris Froome Career?
Chris Froome’s love for the bicycle race began in his thirteen-year-old when his mother took him to his first organized race, which was a charity race. It was at this charity event that Froome met David Kinjah, a professional cyclist who would later become his mentor and coach.
While in South Africa, Froome began to co-specialize as a climber. In 2006, he represented Kenya at the Commonwealth Games held in Melbourne, finishing 25th. This caught the attention of Dave Brailsford, who would later become the director of the Sky Team. Despite colliding with an officer right at the start of the time trial while representing Kenya in the Under-23 category at the 2006 World Road Championships in Salzburg, Austria, Chris Froome still finished 36th.
After two years at the University of Johannesburg, Froome retired to pursue a cycling career and the following year (2007). At 22, he took up his professional cycling passion by joining the South African team, Konica Minolta, and between April and September, he competed in the U23 Nations for the Union Cycliste Internationale World Cycling Center in Switzerland.
In May, he rode the WCC at the Giro delleRegioni and won stage five (this was his first stage race). At the end of that month, he won the sixth stage of the Tour of Japan. In June, he finished second after China’s Haijun Ma in a 26.8-kilometre-long (16.7-mile) time trial at the “B” World Championship in Cape Town.
In July, he won the bronze medal at the All Africa Games, held in Algiers, Algeria. In late September, he was ranked forty-one in the 23-year-old time trial at the world championships in Stuttgart.
For the 2008 season, Froome signed with Barloworld – a second-tier UCI professional continental team. His performances in the 2008 season drew him to British cycling coach Rod Ellingworth, who saw many potentials in Chris Froome. In 2009, he joined the British cycling team, Team Sky.
In October 2010, Froome at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi represented England finishing fifth in the time trial, just two minutes and twenty seconds behind the winner, David Millar.
His great professional advance came in 2011 when he finished second overall in the Vuelta an España 2011. In 2012, he won stage seven and finished second overall, behind Wiggins in the 2012 Tour de France.
In 2015, Froome won the Critérium du Dauphiné and Tour de France for the second time. His third Tour de France came the following year, and he became the first person after Miguel Indurain (1995) to successfully defend the title.
He won his fourth Tour de France in 2017. He recorded other successive victories in the 2017 Vuelta and in the 2018 Giro. Chris Froome currently has the honour of being the first rider to win the Tour-Vuelta twice since the Vuelta movement. To a September spot on the racing calendar, he is also the first person to have all three Grand Tour jerseys at the same time since Bernard Hinault’s 1983 record.
Wife and family
The British rider is happily married to Michelle Sound. The couple first met in 2009 through a South African cyclist Daryl Impey. In 2011, they moved to Monaco together and got engaged in March 2013. A year and a few months later, precisely in November 2014, the couple decided to get married. They welcomed their first child (Kellan) together on December 14, 2015. Their second child followed in 2018.
What is he Height, weight, body and other facts?
Chris Froome stands at the height of 1.86 m, which is 6 ft 1, weighing 69 kg (152 lb; 10.9 st), his other body measurements are unknown.
In 2016, Fromme was named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in New Year’s honours for his services to cycling.
The rider dedicated his 2013 Tour de France to his mother, who died just five weeks after her 2008 Tour debut. She died of cancer.