The margin of victory was stunning: four minutes and twenty seconds. The style was breathtaking: three stage wins, including a mesmerizing climb on the iconic Mont Ventoux. But the full story behind Chris Froome and his unforgettable triumph at the 100th Tour de France in 2013, which culminated under the lights of the Champs-Elysees, is even more remarkable.
In ‘The Climb’ Froome recounts his incredible journey to the top, which is unlike any other in the history of cycling. It began 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 under 23 World Championships as a 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, making the extraordinary leap from domestique to team leader. Only the second British winner of the Tour in history, today he is one of the world’s greatest endurance athletes.