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The Climb: The Autobiography


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On 24th July 2016, Chris Froome entered the record books. He won cycling's ultimate race - the Tour de France - for the third time.

Taking a third 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.

The inspirational memoir from the British winner of the 100th edition of the Tour de France.

The Climb tells the extraordinary story of Chris Froome`s journey from a young boy in Kenya  riding through townships and past wild animals  and with few opportunities for an aspiring cyclist  to his unforgettable yellow jersey victory in the 2013 Tour de France.

 journey unlike any other in the history of cycling  Froome has crossed continents  overcome the death of his mother and conquered debilitating illness to follow his dreams and represent Team GB and Team Sky. He has experienced soaring triumphs  humbling defeats  a public rivalry with Bradley Wiggins and  most recently  the pressures of Lance Armstrong`s legacy. † Extraordinary  revealing and life-affirming.

The Climb is a story of determination  hardship and unimaginable success. Chris Froome was born in Nairobi in 1985 to British parents. He was educated and raised in South Africa and now races for Team GB and Team Sky. In 2011 he finished second overall in the Vuelta a Espana. In 2012 he finished runner-up to Bradley Wiggins in the Tour de France and won the Bronze medal in the Time Trial at the Olympic Games. Froome amassed five stage-race victories in 2013  with triumphs at the Tour of Oman  Criterium International  Tour de Romandie and Criterium du Dauphine leading into a dominant win at the 100th Tour de France.

He won the prestigious Velo d`Or award for best rider of 2013 and was shortlisted for the 2013 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award. In 2014 he won the Tour of Oman  the Tour de Romandie and finished runner-up in the Vuelta a Espana.
By: Chris Frome
Book: Paperback, 448 pages
Code: 969427