The Climb: The Autobiography

The Climb: The Autobiography


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The Climb by Chris Froome - the revealing, inspirational memoir from the British winner of the 2013 centenary 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 this year's Tour.

A 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.

Title:The Climb: The Autobiography
Edition Language:English
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    The Climb: The Autobiography Reviews

  • Andrew Smith

    When I got my first proper bike, in my early teens, I felt truly liberated. Suddenly I could go anywhere, discover paths untrodden and explore the big wide world. Well, ok it wasn’t quite as transfo...

  • J.R. Wagner

    I read this book right after reading My Time by Brad Wiggins and am going to do a quick comparison between the two books. From a reader's perspective, Froome's autobiography, The Climb was much easier...

  • James

    Presumably more Walsh than Froome, but this read surprisingly well. Normally sporting autobiographies can be a little dull - first I did this; then I won that etc. But, I felt like I got a better view...

  • Dhitri

    I am a fan of Chris Froome. To me, he seems a robotic winning machine from the overpowering force in cycling that is Team Sky. His wins are almost too predictable. He doesn't give memorable media appe...

  • Jenny Hilborne

    This is an engaging and fascinating insight into the life of Chris Froome. At first, I found myself questioning the relevance of the first four or five chapters, which are filled with much detail abou...

  • Jim Dennison

    Chris Froome gets a bad rap from many people. To the casual observer he’s the perfect mix of super successful and devoid of any edge or personality or passion. A recipe for smugness. But this book s...

  • Algirdas Purkenas

    Life before pro racing - very interesting.In detail race recaps - became a bit boring. Last bit about finally winning TDF - great.15 hours audiobook felt a bit long. P.s. all the cycling "fans" who da...

  • Bejoy Mathew

    Can't recommend this book enough, whether you like cycling or not. This book makes me want to head out 4 in the morning and cycle. One of my favorite line from the book:Forget common sense, grab the h...

  • Runningrara

    A bit technical but intriguing glimpses of the man behind the yellow jersey....

  • Ireney Berezniak

    I completed Chris Froome's "The Climb" a few days ago and I rather enjoyed it! I was curious to learn a little about his rise to the top of pro cycling considering his roots lie in Kenya, a nation not...