Chris Froome, the athlete who has accomplished the
incredible feat of winning the Tour de France not once but twice has been
awarded an OBE for services to cycling as part of the New Year Honours.
cyclist, who rides for Team Sky, is the only Brit to have won the legendary
endurance event twice, having won his second victory in July.
Speaking of his victory at the time, Froome said: “It feels as if we’ve been up against
everything these last three weeks and to have still come out on top, it’s unreal.
“To have won the
Tour once was a dream come true. To come back and do it a second time, that’s
more than I could ever have imagined.”
Although he now represents
Great Britain in all athletic events, the world-class cyclist was in fact born
and raised in Kenya, first putting his cycling skills to good use at the age of
eight, when he sold avocadoes off the back of his bike. He represented the
country he grew up in until 2008. In 2012, he was a key element to the success
of Bradley Wiggins in his victory of the Tour de France, while the following
year, he picked up his first Yellow Jersey.
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Tour twice in three years, could Froome make it a hat-trick with this year?s
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