The Climb

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Penguin Books, Limited, Jun 5, 2014 - Cyclists - 352 pages
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The Climb by Chris Froome - the inspirational memoir from the British winner of the 100th edition of the Tour de FranceThe 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 Espaņa. 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 February 2014 he won the Tour of Oman and is the favourite to take the yellow jersey yet again at the 2014 Tour de France.

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Review: The Climb: The Autobiography

User Review  - Chris - Goodreads

A very insightful and interesting read from the 2013 (and I'm sure 2014) winner of the TDF. From his childhood in Kenya to his Tour De France win in 2013, to his up and down relationship with Sir ... Read full review

Review: The Climb: The Autobiography

User Review  - Graham - Goodreads

A cut above the usual cyclist autobiography. Partly due to the fact that it was ghost written by David Walsh. The early parts of the book (Kenya) were more interesting as Froome's story from that part ... Read full review

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