Chris Froome

by John Max Mon May,2020
Chris Froome
Personal Info
  • Famous Name
Facts
  • Birth Name Christopher Clive Froome
  • Birth Place Nairobi, Kenya
  • Famous Name Chris Froome
  • Father Clive Froome
  • Mother Jane Flatt
  • Net Worth $12 million
  • Current team Team Sky
  • Nationality British
  • Ethnicity Caucasian
  • Profession cyclist
  • Currently Married Yes
  • Married to Michelle Cound m. 2014
  • Children two

Christopher Clive Froome a.k.a. Chris Froome is a British road racing cyclist who rides for the UCI WorldTea, Team Ineos along with side Egan Bernal and Geraint Thomas. Previously, he competed for the team Team Konica Minolta (2007) and Barloworld (2008-2009).

Nicked name, Froomey, the cyclist was born on 20th May 1985, in Nairobi, Kenya. The thirty-four years holds a British nationality and belongs to the caucasian white ethnicity. Regarding his physique, he stands 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) and weighs around 66 kg (146 lb; 10 st 6 lb). 

How Much Is Froome's Net Worth As Of 2020?

Chris Froome is one of the richest cyclists with an estimated net worth of $12 million with an annual salary of $3.75 million as of 2020. In 2016, he pocketed €500,000 after winning Le Tour de France. Further, he took home €115,668 from 2018 Giro d'Italia, €57,000 from Vuelta a Espana 2016, and €150,000 from Vuelta a Espana 2017. 

In addition to his cash as prize money, Froome has also racked up lucrative endorsements from the companies who sponsor his professional team, including from Turbine. 

Chris Froome's Personal Life: Wife, Married, & Children

Froome met his future wife, Michelle Cound through South African cyclist Daryl Impey in 2009. Michelle is a sports photographer and cycling enthusiast - who born in the Welsh town of Neath. 

Cyclist Chris Froome marries Michelle Cound SOURCE: Daily Mirror

After dating for some time, the couple relocated to Monaco, in the South of France, together in 2011 - and got engaged later two years, while on vacation in Italy. Further, the couple tied the knot in South Africa in November 2014. At the wedding, Chris gushed at the time that he was the "luckiest man in the world".

Chris Froome's children SOURCE: Tweets by

In December 2015, the couple had their first child, a son called Kellan. They also share a daughter called Katie.

Family & Early Life

Froome is the youngest of three sons born to English father Clive, a former field hockey player who represented England at under-19 level and mother Jane. His two elder brothers: Jonathan and Jeremy, went to Rugby School in Warwickshire, England.

Froome, after finishing primary school at the Banda School in Nairobi moved to South Africa as a 14-year-old to enroll at St. Andrew's School and St John's College. Then he studied economics for two years at the University of Johannesburg.

In South Africa Froome started to participate in road cycling. Being unaware of the Tour de France, he failed to see the significance. It was not until he was 22 that he turned professional.

Major wins

Grand Tours

  • Tour de France
    General classification
    (2013, 2015, 2016, 2017)
    Mountains classification (2015)
    7 individual stages (2012, 2013, 2015, 2016)
  • Giro d'Italia
    General classification (2018)
    Mountains classification (2018)
    2 individual stages (2018)
  • Vuelta a España
    General classification (2011, 2017)
    Points classification (2017)
    Combination classification (2011, 2017)
    5 individual stages (2011, 2016, 2017)
    1 TTT stage (2016)

Stage races

  • Critérium du Dauphiné (2013, 2015, 2016)
  • Tour de Romandie (2013, 2014)
  • Critérium International (2013)
  • Tour of Oman (2013, 2014)
  • Vuelta a Andalucía (2015)

Other

  • Vélo d'Or (2013, 2015, 2017)

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