Chris Froome, South Africa


Chris Froome

Chris Froome

Chris Froome (born 20 May 1985 in Nairobi, Kenya) is a professional road racing cyclist who rides for UCI Professional Continental team Barloworld. Born in Kenya, Froome moved with his family to South Africa as a teenager, and although he began his career registered with the Kenyan cycling federation, he now has British citizenship, on the basis of his grandparents’ country of birth[1], and since spring 2008 has ridden under a British licence. Having started in mountain biking, he started road racing in South Africa, specialising as a climber. He turned professional in 2007 with the South African Team Konica Minolta, and was introduced to Team Barloworld by Robbie Hunter, joining them for the 2008 season, and was named in their team[2] for the 2008 Tour de France.
[edit] Main achievements

2005
1st in stage 2 of Tour of Mauritius

2006
2nd in Anatomic Jock Race
1st in stages 2 and 3, and overall, of Tour of Mauritius

2007
2nd in Berg en Dale Classic
1st in stage 5 and 2nd in stage 2 of Giro delle Regione (Under 23s)
1st in stage 6 of Tour of Japan
2nd in World Championship Time Trial (Elite group B)
3rd in All-Africa Games (150 km road race) [3]
2nd in stage 4 of GP Tell, Arosa

2008

2nd overall in Giro del Capo

Source: Wikipedia

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