The Climb

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Penguin Books, Limited, Jun 5, 2014 - Cyclists - 352 pages
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On 26th July 2015, Chris Froome entered the record books. He won cycling's ultimate race - the Tour de France - for the second time.

Taking a double Yellow Jersey was a staggering achievement. This memoir shows just how remarkable it was, given the uphill struggle Froome faced. Growing up in Kenya, biking down mile after mile of dusty road, and staying in a humble tin hut, he developed a fierce passion and determination to win.

The road to Europe was long, gruelling and filled with setbacks - but it prepared him for teamwork as a domestique and then the leap to leader of Team Sky and a shot at winning the Tour de France. In The Climb, written with the renowned investigative reporter David Walsh, he vividly recounts the struggles, the rivalries, the battles, the comebacks. Finally he traces his path to triumph and his mission to help clean up cycling.

Inspiring and exhilarating, it will leave you ready to face your own challenges in life, whatever they may be.

'Engaging, vividly evoked' Mail on Sunday, Books of the Year

'What Chris has done is phenomenal' Sir Chris Hoy

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Review: The Climb: The Autobiography

User Review  - Amyfibre - Goodreads

Loved the backstory and view from inside pro cycling. Read full review

Review: The Climb: The Autobiography

User Review  - Sankar - Goodreads

A good read. It would be impossible to fully understand what is required and the sacrifices made to compete at his level. Things have to be pieced together... At times, some of the narratives seem a ... Read full review

About the author (2014)

Chris Froome was born in Nairobi to British parents. He was educated and raised in South Africa and now races for Team GB and Team Sky. Before he won the Tour de France, he finished runner-up in 2012, when he helped Bradley Wiggins to overall victory.

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