Chris Froome is slated to lead Team Sky at the Vuelta a España in after taking the race leader’s red jersey. He had just battled his way back to health from a bout of bilharzia (schistosomiasis), a disease caused by parasitic worms.
Froome wants to hold on to the lead in honor of Txema Gonzalez who passed away last year in the same competition of a bacterial infection.
Froome has been a professional biker since 2008. This win has started a keen amount of interest in him, should he choose to leave Team Sky. Teams interested are from the US, Denmark, France, and an unnamed European team.
Congratulations, Froome, your career looks very promising.