Bicycle racer Chris Froom: biography

Chris Frum won three times in the Tour de France and three times finished second in the "Vuelta of Spain", consolidating his status as one of the most successful modern riders.

Born in Kenya, the athlete stood for hishomeland, until in 2008 he got permission to speak for the UK. So began his successful cooperation with the British team, for which he won bronze in the time trial at the London Olympics in 2012 and repeated this result in Rio de Janeiro four years later.

Other highlights of Frum's career10 wins at major tournaments that are not included in the Grand Tour, including three in the Criterion du Dofine, two in the tours of Romandia and Oman, and a championship at Criterium International, Vuelta Andalucia and Herald Sun Tour.

Chris Froom: Biography

Chris was born on May 20, 1985. in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi in the family of Clive and Jane Frum. He began to participate in bicycle competitions, living in South Africa. A laudable 17th place in the race at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne opened up his talent to a wide audience. Soon in 2007, he signed his first professional contract with a team from South Africa, Konica Minolta.

The debut season of the athlete, which included participation in theThe Tour of Britain, in 2008, led to a contract with the professional continental team of the second echelon of the International Barclay World Cycling Union, which in July, for the first time, took part in the Tour de France and took fourth place in the Herald Sun Tour in October .

In March 2009 Frum won his first professional victory in the second stage of the Giro del Capo in South Africa and came 32nd in his first Giro d'Italia, and then signed a contract with the newly formed Team Sky to participate in its 2010 starting season .

Chris Frum showed his abilities,The British national races are for the time second only to Bradley Wiggins, the fifth at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi and the ninth at the Tour du Var in France before making a breakthrough in the 2011 season on the "Vuelta of Spain".

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Spanish Steps

Here Chris Frum (cyclist) wonexciting mountain stage 17 and in the end in the overall standings was the second. This was his best finish on the "Vuelta", which repeated the achievement of Robert Millar. The athlete became the only Brit who finished second in the Grand Tour at that time.

Frum was a member of the UK team, whichhelped Mark Cavendish win the World Cup in the group race. He came third on the "Tour of Beijing" before the unforgettable 2012 for both the cyclist and British cycling in general.

After winning the seventh section of the race "Tour deFrans »Froom briefly put on the leader's jersey to help Wiggins become the first Briton to win the famous competitions. He finished second, and the team of Great Britain for the first time in history won a prize on the podium of this prestigious race.

In the same season, Frum received a bronze medal at the London Olympics, losing to Wiggins' gold, and finished fourth in the Vuelta.

Chris Froom Cycling Racer 2016

The first triumph

Having proved himself at a landmark race, Froom in early 2013Mr .. was in the best shape: he won the Tour of Oman, was second in Tirreno-Adriatico, won the Criterion International, Criterium du Dauphine and Tour of Romandia before taking part in the world's most prestigious cycling race in France.

A serious application for the championship was made afterwinning the eighth stage in Ax 3 Domaines, when he became the leader of the race and showed a great ride, defending the first place all the way to Paris with victories on the legendary Mont-Venta mountain and 17th site.

Frum hoped for a good result atcompetitions in Yorkshire in 2014, but, unfortunately, the fall in the fifth stage prevented his plans, although he finished the season strongly, showing the second result on the "Vuelta of Spain".

Chris Froom Tour de France 2016

Regular victories

2015 Chris did not disappoint - he won the race"Ruta del Sol" in Spain and "Criterium du Dauphine" on the eve of the "Tour de France". A strong finish in the third stage of the "Moore de Ju" in Belgium allowed Frum to briefly put on the leader's yellow jersey. After Tony Martin was out of the fight, the Brit returned it to the seventh section and did not take off all the way to Paris, showing dominance, including a victory in Pierre-Saint-Martin.

Chris Frum - cyclist, 2016 dedicated to trying to join an elite company three times winning the Tour de France. He began with the first place in the Herald Sun Tour.

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The third victory in Le Tour de France

Chris Frum Tour de France 2016 won, perhaps, in the most exciting fight in his career. He decisively defeated in the eighth competition, having dispersed on the descent from Mount Kohl-de-Peyresurd, got a yellow jersey of the leader, which he did not shoot until Paris, although not without dramatic moments. At the 12th stage, the Team Sky participant collided with Richie Port and Bauke Mollemoy after the spectators forced the motorcycle to stop. Frum lost time, and his teammate Adam Yates briefly put on a yellow jersey until the officials recovered the time lost by Chris, allowing him to keep a lead in the remaining nine plots.

In Rio de Janeiro, Frum won his secondOlympic medal, repeating his own bronze achievement in the time trial in London four years ago, after the 12th place in the grueling road racing competition.

Arriving in Spain to participate in the "Vuelta", oneof the most challenging and most exciting Grand Tours of recent years, Chris fought on an equal footing with his old rival Nairo Quintana, winning three stages, including a team race at the time, and conceded the first place, finishing second for the third time in his sports career.

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Chris Frum was born in Kenya, where he was born.English parents moved to work on the farm. He began seriously cycling at the age of 13. He studied at a secondary school in South Africa and studied economics at the University of Johannesburg for two years.

Engaged in catching snakes in Africa, Froom took a great interest in mountain bike riding in the Kenyan bush. According to him, once he was haunted by a hippopotamus. Wildlife is still among his hobbies.

According to Frum, with economic education hewould work in the office if he did not become a professional athlete. And Nelson Mandela is the most famous person he met. Chris Frum and his wife Michel live in Monaco, they have a son, Kellan. In 2016, the athlete became an officer of the Order of the British Empire.

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