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Historic Overview Christopher Froome

Rider

Overall Rank38
NameChristopher FROOME
Country
  Great Britain
Date of birth20-May-1985 - Nairobi-Ken (Nairobi Area)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Biography

Christopher Froome

Christopher Clive Froome [kɹɪs fɹuːm], (born 20 May 1985) is a British road racing cyclist who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Israel–Premier Tech. He has won seven Grand Tours: four editions of the Tour de France (in 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017), one Giro d'Italia (2018) and the Vuelta a España twice (2011 and 2017). He has also won several other stage races, and the Velo d'Or three times. Froome has also won two Olympic bronze medals in road time trials, in 2012 and 2016, and took bronze in the 2017 World Championships.

Froome was born in Kenya to British parents and grew up there and in South Africa. Since 2011 he has been a resident of Monaco. At the age of 22, Froome turned professional with Team Konica Minolta. In 2008, he joined the team Barloworld. The same year he moved to Italy and started to ride under a British licence. In 2010, he moved to Team Sky and quickly became 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, later promoted to first, retrospectively becoming the first British cyclist to win a Grand Tour cycling event. At the 2012 Tour de France, riding as a super-domestique for Bradley Wiggins, Froome won stage seven and finished second overall, behind Wiggins.

His first recognised multi-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. In the 2014 Tour de France, he retired after multiple crashes. In 2015, he won his second Critérium du Dauphiné and his second Tour de France. He won a third Tour de France in 2016 and became the first man since Miguel Induráin in 1995 to successfully defend his title. He won his fourth Tour de France in 2017, followed by successive wins at the 2017 Vuelta a España and the 2018 Giro d'Italia, his first victories in both races. These achievements made him the first cyclist to win the Tour–Vuelta double since the Vuelta was moved to September, the first rider to achieve any Grand Tour double in nearly a decade, and the first to hold all three Grand Tour winners' jerseys at the same time since Bernard Hinault in 1983.

Throughout his career Froome has faced a series of allegations that he exploited a loophole in cycling's anti-doping regulations to use a performance-enhancing drug. In 2019 a serious training crash before the Critérium du Dauphiné halted Froome's career, after he broke numerous bones including his pelvis, femur and four ribs. Although he managed to recover following surgery to return to the peloton in 2020, he struggled to regain his former form. He left Ineos Grenadiers at the end of 2020 to join Israel Start-Up Nation but his form struggles continued through the 2021 season, with Froome failing to contend seriously in stage races since his accident. Despite these struggles, Froome remains the most successful general classification rider still active in the peloton as of 2021.

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Badges

4 2 3 5 7 2 5 59 3 21 8 3 46

Major Victories

Tour de France 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017
Vuelta a España 2011, 2017
Dauphiné Libéré 2013, 2015, 2016
Tour de Romandie 2013, 2014
Vuelta a Andalucia - Ruta del Sol 2015
Giro d'Italia 2018
Critérium International 2013
Sun Tour 2016
Tour of Oman 2013, 2014
Vuelta a España - stages 2011 (1), 2016 (2), 2017 (2)
Tour de Romandie - stages 2013 (1), 2014 (1), 2016 (1)
Dauphiné Libéré - stages 2013 (1), 2014 (2), 2015 (2), 2016 (1)
Tour de France - stages 2012 (1), 2013 (3), 2015 (1), 2016 (2)
Tirreno - Adriatico - stages 2013 (1)
Vuelta a Andalucia - Ruta del Sol - stages 2015 (1)
Giro d'Italia - stages 2018 (2)
Critérium International - stages 2013 (1)
Sun Tour - stages 2016 (1)
Tour of Oman - stages 2013 (1), 2014 (1)
More results

Seasons

Christopher Froome - Scores by Season

Year Team Score Rank
1. 2005 Elite without contract
3 1726
2. 2006 Elite without contract
26 999
3. 2007 Team Konica Minolta
57 692
4. 2008 Barloworld
188 347
5. 2009 Barloworld
199 305
6. 2010 Sky Professional Cycling Team
164 361
7. 2011 Sky Procycling
1083 43
8. 2012 Sky Procycling
2404 6
9. 2013 Sky Procycling
3884 1
10. 2014 Team Sky
1747 21
11. 2015 Team Sky
3166 2
12. 2016 Team Sky
3932 1
13. 2017 Team Sky
4022 1
14. 2018 Team Sky
2499 6
15. 2019 Team Ineos
62 730
16. 2020 Ineos Grenadiers
162 296
17. 2021 Israel Start - Up Nation
122 529
18. 2022 Israel - Premier Tech
20 759
Overall: 23740 38