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The Climb: The Autobiography (Hardback)
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The Climb: The Autobiography (Hardback)

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The Climb by Chris Froome - the inspirational memoir from the British winner of the 100th edition of the Tour de France The Climb tells the extraordinary story of Chris Froome's journey from a young boy in Kenya, riding through townships and past wild animals, and with few opportunities for an aspiring cyclist, to his unforgettable yellow jersey victory in the 2013 Tour de France. A journey unlike any other in the history of cycling, Froome has crossed continents, overcome the death of his mother and conquered debilitating illness to follow his dreams and represent Team GB and Team Sky. He has experienced soaring triumphs, humbling defeats, a public rivalry with Bradley Wiggins and, most recently, the pressures of Lance Armstrong's legacy. Extraordinary, revealing and life-affirming, The Climb is a story of determination, hardship and unimaginable success. Chris Froome was born in Nairobi in 1985 to British parents. He was educated and raised in South Africa and now races for Team GB and Team Sky. In 2011 he finished second overall in the Vuelta a Espana. In 2012 he finished runner-up to Bradley Wiggins in the Tour de France and won the Bronze medal in the Time Trial at the Olympic Games. Froome amassed five stage-race victories in 2013, with triumphs at the Tour of Oman, Criterium International, Tour de Romandie and Criterium du Dauphine leading into a dominant win at the 100th Tour de France. He won the prestigious Velo d'Or award for best rider of 2013 and was shortlisted for the 2013 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award. In 2014 he won the Tour of Oman, the Tour de Romandie and finished runner-up in the Vuelta a Espana.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241004180
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 685 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 33 mm


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In this engaging memoir, Froome recalls his childhood in Nairobi, gives a vividly evoked account of his victory and doesn't attempt to gloss over the rivalry between the two Team Sky riders * Mail on Sunday, Books of the Year *
Hard to beat for a top pro's perspective * Financial Times *
Froome's story is an intriguing one -- Richard Williams * Guardian *
A brutally tough upbringing -- Paul Kimmage
The key to (Chris's) success is his mental resilience. He might look like an unlikely strong man at first glance, but I wouldn't let that fool you. Beneath the surface there is a real fighter. He's a tough guy -- Sir Dave Brailsford
Chris Froome is an absolutely phenominal athlete. It blows my mind how incredible his performances have been -- Victoria Pendleton
Even though we don't see each other so much anymore he has lived in my dreams. He (was) wearing the yellow jersey every day and I almost felt I was wearing it myself -- David Kinjah, Chris Froome's former cycling mentor and coach, Safari Simbaz
Just a few years ago we did not have anyone who could podium, but now we have two cyclists who can win the Tour in consecutive years. It is a phenomenal achievement and what Chris has done is phenomenal -- Sir Chris Hoy

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“A fascinating ride through a racer’s life.”

British cycling is in an incredible purple patch at the current time and certainly in road racing terms Kenyan born Chris Froome is the real star. Winning his second Tour de France in 2015 after the disappointment of... More

“A fascinating ride through a racer’s life.”

British cycling is in an incredible purple patch at the current time and certainly in road racing terms Kenyan born Chris Froome is the real star. Winning his second Tour de France in 2015 after the disappointment of... More

“Well-Written and Engrossing”

I have huge admiration and respect for Chris Froome and thought that it was high time I read this book to gain a greater understanding of his background and journey to his phenomenal success. From his family and... More

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