He’s the pride of Britain, having won four Tour de France titles, one Vuelta and one Giro d’Italia, but Chris Froome owes much of his cycling prowess to his upbringing in Kenya and South Africa.
Born in Nairobi to a Kenyan mother and British father, Froome moved to South Africa at the age of 14, where he took up bike racing.
Here are some of the best photos from Froome’s African childhood.
— Chris Froome (@chrisfroome) 21 august 2014
Froome won the 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017 Tours and will be among the favourites for the 105th edition despite having returned an adverse analytical finding (AAF) during his victory at the Vuelta a Espana in September.
The 33-year-old insists there was no wrongdoing on his or the team’s part. He is allowed to continue competing until the case is decided upon.