MACON: From riding mountain bikes to school in Nairobi to finishing on the podium of the world’s biggest bike races, Chris Froome’s voyage from Kenya to cycling’s elite is the stuff of fairytales.
But for the Nairobi-born racer, winning one of cycling’s biggest prizes may have to wait — for now.
Froome, who finished runner-up at the Tour of Spain last year one place ahead of Sky teammate Bradley Wiggins, has been one of the sensations of the Tour de France so far.
He beat defending champion Cadel Evans to victory in the first hilltop finish of the race on stage seven, when Wiggins took the race lead, and was the only Sky rider to help Wiggins stave off a series of attacks the next day.
The icing on the cake so far for the 27-year-old was a superb performance in the stage nine time trial on Monday.