About Christopher Froome
Christopher Froome (born 20 May 1985) is a Kenyan-born British professional road racing cyclist who rides for UCI ProTeam Team Sky. Born in Kenya and brought up in South Africa, since spring 2008 he has ridden under a British licence on the basis of his passport and his father and grandparents' country of birth.
In 2007 Froome turned professional at the age of 22 with Team Konica Minolta. He moved to Europe to further his career, joining the British-based team, Barloworld. In 2010 he moved to Team Sky and has become one of the team's key cyclists. Froome made his breakthrough as a Grand Tour contender during the 2011 Vuelta a España where he finished second overall.
At the 2012 Tour de France, riding as a domestique for Bradley Wiggins, Froome won stage seven and finished second overall, behind only Wiggins' win in the same race as the best British performance in the race's history. In the same year he also won the bronze medal in the time trial event at the Olympic Games and finished fourth in the Vuelta a España. His first 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.