Chris Froome in race lead, Vuelta a Espana 2011, stage 10 ITT

Sky's Vuelta revelation Chris Froome talks hippo and race marshal encounters (separate stories) and the wonderment a plug-in computer hard drive can elicit.

Back in Kenya, I wasn't really into racing. I just enjoyed riding my bike: on weekends I'd go down to the Great Rift Valley with friends on mountain bikes.

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