Cycling is a popular sport in the world. There are many major races and the Tour de France is the best known. Lance Armstrong has won this race for 7 consecutive times. The 2016 champion was Britishman Christopher Froome. Let’s take a look at the top 10 of the world Cyclists today.
Christopher Froome is a professional British cyclists born in Kenyan who plays for UCI Proteam Team Sky. He has a height of 1.86 m and weighs 69 kg. The British won the Tour de France victories in 2013, 2015, 2016. With three victories won, Froome became the first British cyclists in history has three times champion of the world’s most famous long road bike race Tour de France. Froome was born in Kenya but grew up in South Africa and later moved to Europe with the dream of pursuing a career in cycling. The success of Christopher Froome continues to affirm the position of the British bicycle village in the Tour de France cycling race in recent years.
Alberto Contador is a professional cyclist of UCI ProTeam. Contador was born in Madrid, Spain. The height of this man is 1.76m and weighs 62 kg. He has won first place in races such as Tour de France 2007, Giro d’Italia 2008, Vuelta a Espana 2008 and Tour de France 2009. Among them, the victories in Tour de France in 2007 and 2009 are well known the most. Contador is the 5th racer in history to win all 3 Grand Tours bicycle races.
Vincenzo Nibali is an Italian who has been playing for the Astana team since 2013. Nibali was born in Messina, Italy, with a height of 1.81m and a weight of 65kg. The driver of this Astana team became known to the public after winning the Tour de France in 2014. The Italian showed his excellent performance when he wore a yellow shirt in 18 of the 21 stages of the race. In addition, he has won many other titles such as Giro d’Italia (2013), Vuelta a Espana (2010).
Bradley Wiggins is a cyclist born in Belgium but British. He is part of the Team Sky, Bradley Wiggins has made his name in history when he became the first British cyclist to win the prestigious Tour de France cycling tournament in 109 years until 2012 when he won the tournament. In the Olympic arena, Wiggins also achieved quite a lot of success when he won 6 medals, including 3 gold medals.
Fabian Cancellara is a Swiss professional cyclists. The 35-year-old won the Tour de France in 2014 and also won the gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Summer Olympics four years later. Despite the golden age, Fabian Cancellara is still known and loved by many cycling fans around the world.
André Greipel is one of the most famous German cyclists today, winning many major tournaments. Greipel was born in Rostock – Germany, he has a height of 1.84m and weighs 82 kg. This cyclists has been in the Lotto Soudal team since 2012. Unfortunately, he has not been able to fulfill his dream of winning the Tour de France, but the 34-year-old German also has his own 11 individual titles in the world’s most famous cycling tournament.
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