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Also included on the New Year’s list is Bob Howden, president of British Cycling.
“I am extremely humbled and very proud to receive this honour,” said Froome. “It is obviously further recognition for the sport of cycling and it caps a fantastic year for me professionally and personally. It wouldn’t be possible without the help of my team-mates, coaches and of course the love and support from my family.”
Howden’s OBE comes in the third year of his presidency and after a volunteering career which started over 40 years ago. His services to cycling include race organising, regional committees and a place on the British Cycling board.
He said: “Naturally I feel very proud to have been honoured by Her Majesty but, like the thousands of volunteers up and down the country who help put on bike races, organise club runs, coach young people and help out in a thousand different ways, I’ve really been motivated by love of the sport.
“Volunteering in cycling is incredibly rewarding, I would recommend it to anyone of any age and I’m an example how far volunteers can progress in this great sport.”
Froome’s general manager at Sky, Dave Brailsford, was given an MBE in 2005, a CBE in 2009, and a knighthood in 2013.