Tour De France 2017 Winner Chris Froome's Net Worth, Salary, Career and Bikes!
Christopher Clive Froome better known as Chris Froome is a road racing cyclist for UCI ProTeam Team Sky. He is one of the most successful riders in the history of Tour de France. Chris Froome has won the Tour de France title four times till date.
How much do you think the topmost Tour de France rider Chris Froome earns? Today, here we’ll discover Chris Froome’s net worth, his salary, his lifestyle and more. Let's go!
Michelle Cound’s Husband Chris Froome’s Net Worth
The top British cyclist, Chris Froome currently has a net worth of $17.4 million. His main source of income is professional road racing and endorsing teams like Team Sky. Christopher Froome is paid $4.7 million per year as salary. Chris is counted as one of the heavy hitters when it comes to cycling’s salary league.
A native of Great Britain, cyclist Froome’s two Tour de France Titles earned him a salary of around £3m yearly. Salary increases with performance. Nevertheless, as a new rider, Christopher would have earned £80,000 while he was signed for Team Sky. He was possibly earning just above £700,000.
Chris Froome salutes the crowd after taking the overall lead in the Tour de France
Source: Sky sports
Chris Froome signed a worth £4m a year in 2016 becoming the highest earner in the sport of road racing cycling. Chris Froome has won the title of Tour De France four times now ( 2013,2015,2016 and 2017). There are many speculations regarding whether or not Froome will win the Tour De France for the fifth time. Whatever be the case, when it comes to money Froome has already made a lot. And so has Team Sky. Chris Froome and Team Sky made £599,240 in prize money alone in 2016.
Chris Froome’s New Ultralight Climbing bike
Christopher Froome is fond of the expensive aerodynamic climbing bike. Chris got a New Ultralight F8 climbing bike during 2016 race. Chris’s F8 bike has managed to save 80kg from his already very light frame.
It is believed that only 200 of these new X-Lite Pinarellos were available in the market when he got it. Froome rode the F8 X-Light to victory in the 2016 tour. His new F10 is also a Tour-winning bike with the same magic of the old, like its predecessor the F10 is a Bicycling Editors’ Choice Winner.
— Chris Froome (@chrisfroome) July 7, 2017
Chris Froome rode Pinarello Dogma F10, Italian brand in the Tour De France 2017 race, the bike costs above $8,499. Pinarello Dogma F10 is lighter, stiffer and more aerodynamic than Pinarello F8. His F10 bike saves 0.8 secs per kilometer that add up to 2 minutes over 150km
Quick facts about Chris Froome
- Chris Froome is a renowned racing cyclist born on 20th May 1985 in Kenya.
- Chris Froome is the youngest of three children to Clive and Jane Froome.
- Chris Froome was taken by his mom to the first organized bicycle race when he was 13.
- David Kinjah, a professional cyclist is said to be Froome’s mentor and training partner.
- Chris Froome studied economics at the University of Johannesburg for two years.
- Chris Froome married Michelle Cound on 0th November 2014 in South Africa.