He’s the pride of Britain, having won three Tour de France titles, 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 and 2016 Tours and will be among the favourites for the 104th edition, which will visit all five of France’s mountain ranges for the first time in 25 years.