In The Climb, Chris Froome recounts his incredible journey to the top of cycling, which is unlike any other in the history of sport. It begins in a humble tin hut in the hills of Kenya, where he stays and races as a boy through townships and past wild animals. Later, as a twenty-one year-old, with few opportunities for an aspiring cyclist, he enters himself into the world championships as the sole rider and manager for Kenya’s national team.
Finally, after years of brutal training and a gruelling road to Europe, he follows his dreams to represent Team GB and Team Sky, winning the 2013 Tour de France. Only the second British winner of the Tour in history, today he is one of the world’s greatest endurance athletes.
In this thrilling and inspirational read, which is fully updated to include the 2014 Tour de France, Froome relives the key races, victories and setbacks, and describes the rivalries, the pressures and the obstacles along the way. It is a story of determination, hardship and unimaginable success.
Since this book, Chris Froom has gone on to win the Tour de France for an amazing 3 years in July 2015 and 2016.