Chris Froome Biography

May 17, 2020
First published on:May 4, 2020
by John Max

Facts of Chris Froome

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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