BRITISH CYCLING CHIEF EXECUTIVE HAILS CHRIS FROOME AFTER HISTORIC VICTORY IN THE VUELTA A ESPANA
Chris Froome has become the first British rider to win the Vuelta a Espana after beating Vincenzo Nibali over 21 gruelling stages to claim victory in Madrid.
Celebrating Froome’s success, British Cycling’s chief executive Julie Harrington said:
“What Chris Froome has achieved over the last 12 months has cemented his place as one of Britain’s greatest sportsmen. To win the Tour de France and Vuelta a Espana in the same year puts him up there with the best Grand Tour riders in the history of the sport. The cycling community in this country and indeed the whole nation are extremely proud of him.”