In 2011 and 2012, Kenyan-born former Safari Simba Chris Froome, finally announced his arrival on to the pinnacle of world cycling in style. Though the cycling world was surprised by his development into one of the strongest general classification contestants, we at the Simbaz knew of his potential from his strong mountain climbing and work ethic which were obvious during his time with us here, and we’re extremely proud of what he has achieved so far.
Having switched his Kenyan riding licence for a British one, he joined the redoubtable SKY Project and immediately made huge waves in 2011 when he won stage 17 and was vice champion of the Tour of Spain, one of the big three of cycling grand tours.
In the 2012 Tour de France, as chief lieutenant and mountain domestic to eventual winner and SKY teammate Bradley Wiggins, Froome was arguably the strongest rider in the mountains and matched his Vuelta a España achievement with a stage 7 win and another runners-up spot.
He won the bronze medal in the Road Time Trial at the London 2012 Olympics.
Currently, Froome has been rewarded for his efforts with the team leadership for an assault at the 2012 Vuelta a España – a grand tour for climbing specialists.
His full Palmares representing both Kenya and Britain are available here: