Three-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome is presently attempting to do the Tour-Vuelta double. However his cycling career had a fairly unconventional start, so see how well you know it in this week's cycling quiz
Some British riders start their cycling careers in local crits and junior road races, join the British Academy (or get shipped off to a French team) and work their way up through the ranks. Not so Chris Froome.
The Kenyan born, South African educated, British rider’s rise to the top was far less simple than that of some of his Team Sky companions.
A tropical disease (if you know which one, you’ve already got one point in this quiz) hampered his early career but he fought through to excel on the world stage.
Starting off as a domestique, he soon became professional cycling’s most dominant super-domestique when he assisted Sir Bradley Wiggins to victory in the 2012 Tour de France… plus all the rumours, reports and press-ready explanations that went with that.
Stepping out of Wiggo’s shadow, Froomehas since won the Tour de France three times and is hoping to add the Vuelta a España title to his palmarès.
For this quiz you’ll need to have a wider knowledge of his Grand Tour record than just his road to Paris this July.