45 Facts About Chris Froome

1. Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome set for dual Tour de France tilt.

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2. Chris Froome says he's driven by the prospect of winning the Tour de France five times and believes he can race for another five years.

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3. Chris Froome is showing as much personality as we can expect from him.

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4. Chris Froome will join greats with fifth Tour de France win—Cancellara.

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5. Chris Froome attempted to become the first rider since Marco Pantani in 1998 to win the.

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6. Chris Froome should focus solely on the 2019 Tour de France, says Cancellara.

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7. Chris Froome will begin his 2019 season by riding in the Tour Colombia in February.

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8. Chris Froome will begin his 2019 season in Colombia, confirming his presence in the Tour Colombia, which was run for the first time this year under the name Colombia Oro y Paz.

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9. Chris Froome won the Giro d'Italia for the first time in 2018, before.

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10. Chris Froome believes he can race for five more years.

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11. In an attempt to answer these questions, Chris Froome promised to undergo independent physiological testing soon after finishing the Tour.

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12. Chris Froome is currently an ambassador of the United for Wildlife conservation project.

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13. Chris Froome was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2016 New Year Honours for services to cycling.

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14. Chris Froome dedicated his 2013 Tour de France win to his mother, who died of cancer five weeks before his Tour debut in 2008.

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15. Chris Froome would finish the time trial in 21st place, ceding 35 seconds to overall rival Tom Dumoulin.

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16. On 5 February 2018, Chris Froome announced he would start his season with an entry into the Vuelta a Andalucia, despite calls for him not to race until his case was resolved.

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17. On 29 November 2017, Chris Froome announced that he intended to participate in the 2018 Giro d'Italia in an attempt to complete the Giro-Tour double, marking his first start in the race since 2010.

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18. In February 2018 David Brailsford defended Chris Froome saying "For me, there's no question, he's done nothing wrong—no question, no question, no question.

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19. On 13 December 2017, the UCI announced that Chris Froome had returned an "Adverse Analytical Finding" for almost twice his allowed dose of salbutamol, an asthma medication.

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20. Chris Froome won his fourth Tour de France title on 23 July 2017.

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21. Chris Froome went on to claim his third Tour de France victory on 24 July 2016, and became Britain's first ever three-time winner of the race.

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22. Chris Froome started the season early, competing in the 2016 Herald Sun Tour in Australia.

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23. Chris Froome was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2016 New Year Honours for services to cycling.

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24. Chris Froome entered the Tour de France as one of the favourites for the overall win.

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25. Chris Froome crashed out on the fifth stage of the Tour de France after falling three times over two days, putting an end to his defence of his Tour de France crown.

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26. Chris Froome won stage five after countering a late attack by Contador, to take the race lead by 52 seconds over teammate Porte.

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27. In the final individual time trial stage Chris Froome took third place, increasing his lead and winning his third race of the season.

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28. Chris Froome lost time on eventual winner Nibali on the penultimate stage, finishing the race in second place.

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29. Chris Froome moved down to third during the stage-eleven time trial sixteen seconds off leader Rodriguez.

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30. Chris Froome was selected as Team Sky's leader for the Vuelta a Espana, where he aimed to go one better than 2011 and win his first Grand Tour.

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31. For his efforts in assisting Wiggins, Chris Froome was lauded in the media as a super-domestique.

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32. Chris Froome finished second to Wiggins on stage nine, an individual time trial, and moved up to third overall.

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33. Chris Froome was selected for the Sky squad for the Tour de France.

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34. On 16 September 2011, Chris Froome signed a new three-year contract with Sky.

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35. Chris Froome proved stronger than Wiggins, finishing ahead of him in fourth place but forty-eight seconds behind Cobo, to retain second overall.

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36. Chris Froome had a mixed Tour de Suisse, riding with the lead group on some mountain stages yet losing time on others, and finishing ninth in the final time trial.

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37. Chris Froome said: "Although I was riding under the Kenyan flag I made it clear that I had always carried a British passport and felt British.

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38. In May 2008, Chris Froome switched from a Kenyan licence to a British licence, to have a chance of riding in the 2008 Olympic Games, where Kenya did not qualify.

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39. Chris Froome turned professional in 2007, aged 22, with the South African team, Konica Minolta, withdrawing from university two years into his degree in economics.

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40. Chris Froome competed for Kenya in the road time trial and the road race at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, where he finished 17th and 25th respectively, catching the attention of future Team Sky principal Dave Brailsford: "The performance he did, on the equipment he was on, that takes some doing.

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41. Chris Froome started road racing in South Africa, specialising as a climber.

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42. Chris Froome made his breakthrough as a Grand Tour contender during the 2011 Vuelta a Espana where he finished second overall.

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43. In 2007, at the age of 22, Chris Froome turned professional with Team Konica Minolta.

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44. Chris Froome celebrates winning May's Giro d'Italia, which saw the Team Sky rider complete a grand slam having won the Tour de France and Vuelta a Espana in 2017.

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45. Chris Froome said his long-running Salbutamol case kept him from being at his best in this summer's Tour de France.

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