Chris Froome Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 17 Sep, 2017
Facts of Chris Froome
Date of Birth: 1985 , May-20
Age: 36 years old
Birth Nation: South Africa
Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch
Name Chris Froome
Birth Name Christopher Clive Froome
Nationality British
Birth Place/City Kenya
Ethnicity Caucasian
Net Worth $17.4 million
Weight in KG 152 lbs
Married Yes
Married to Michelle Cound (m. 2014)
Education St. John College
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Christopher Clive Froome is a  British road racing cyclist for UCI ProTeam Team Sky, most known for being the successful riders in the history of Tour de France. He has won the Tour de France title four times.

Early Life and Education

The proficient cyclist was born on 20 May 1985 in Kenya, Africa to Jane and Clive Froome. He holds British nationality and belongs to Caucasian ethnicity.

When he was just thirteen years old, his mother took him to his first organized bike race championship that he ended winning. He studied at Rugby School and attended St. Andrew’s School and St. John College.


From his early age, he was interested in cycling. He turned his passion to a professional career in 2007 when he was just 22 years old. He competed at the U23 Nations Cup for the Union Cycliste Internationale’s World Cycling Centre team. He was introduced to the British based South African second-tier UCI Professional Continental team by Robbie Hunter.

In 2011 he joined Tour de France and returned to racing in May 2012 for the Tour de Romandie where he supported Wiggins to win the race overall before joining the training camp on Mount Teide.

In 2013 he took the race lead on stage four and won the other stage to extend his lead. He continuously participated at all the seasons till 2017 and is able to win most of the seasons.

Personal Life

 Froome saw Michelle Cound through the South African rider, Daryl Impey in 2009. They both moved to Monaco together in 2011 and were engaged in 2013 after four years of dating.

Froome and Cound were married in November 2014. They have a son together named Kellan. Froome's mother died of cancer, and he dedicated his Tour de France win to his mother. In the 2016 New Year Honours for services to cycling, he was appointed as an officer of the Order of the British empire.

Net Worth and Body Measurement

The top British cyclist is paid $4.7 million as per his salary, and his net worth is estimated to be $17.4 million. He earns money through road racing. He earns   £4m in a year which makes him the highest owner in the sport of road racing cycling.

As Chris is passionate towards riding, he had a New Ultralight F8 climbing bike during 2016 race.  He uses an Italian brand bike in his race which costs more than $8,499.


Chris is 6 feet 1 inch in height and has an average weight of 152 lbs.