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On 26th July 2015, Chris Froome entered the record books. He won cycling's ultimate race – the Tour de France – for the second time.

Taking a double Yellow Jersey was a staggering achievement. This memoir shows just how remarkable it was, given the uphill struggle Froome faced. Growing up in Kenya, biking down mile after mile of dusty road, and staying in a humble tin hut, he developed a fierce passion and determination to win.

The road to Europe was long, gruelling and filled with setbacks – but it prepared him for teamwork as a domestique and then the leap to leader of Team Sky and a shot at winning the Tour de France. In The Climb, written with the renowned investigative reporter David Walsh, he vividly recounts the struggles, the rivalries, the battles, the comebacks. Finally he traces his path to triumph and his mission to help clean up cycling.

Inspiring and exhilarating, it will leave you ready to face your own challenges in life, whatever they may be.

'Engaging, vividly evoked' Mail on Sunday, Books of the Year

'What Chris has done is phenomenal' Sir Chris Hoy

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 33195 KB
  • Print Length: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin (5 Jun. 2014)
  • Sold by:  Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Enabled
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled

Customer Reviews

Amazing story

5 people found this helpful.
 on 10 November 2015
By Cyclist1
If this book was made into a film and you watched it you wouldn’t believe it. It is just amazing that a young cyclist from an African village could the leader of top professional team.I enjoyed the whole book right from his childhood in Africa to winning the Tour de France.

Tintin: The Quest for the Maillot Jaune

2 people found this helpful.
 on 25 August 2017
By Fitzwilliam Firebolt
I’m not a huge cycling fan and don’t usually like autobiographies. I’m also an editor and am therefore very fussy about what I read as I often think books have been over- or under-edited.

Fascinating insight into Froome and how he has become the rider he is.

One person found this helpful.
 on 25 August 2017
By GadgetDad
Loving this book. I am not usually an autobiography fan but I like Froome. This is well written going back chronologically to his childhood through to 2015. You really get a sense of what made him tick. Suitable for teenagers interested in cycling too.

Great book

 on 14 September 2017
By Lola
Great book, such an interesting upbringing in Kenya and South Africa. Really insiteful to read how hard CF had to work to get into Europe. Some interesting episodes about their support car going site seeing in Egypt and leaving the team in the dessert without water/ food and again later in competitions!! Would recommend to any CF supporters.

Yellow Jersey from me!

 on 18 August 2015
By David
I must confess I am not a great fan of autobiography/biographies of people younger than me (lots more than there used to be it has to be said!).

Good read

 on 27 September 2015
Love cycling and

Like being there for every pedal stroke !

 on 29 January 2017
By steve gardiner :-(sometime cyclist)
There are many autobiographies, there are many autobiographies about sports stars and I must say up front I havnt felt inspired to ready many , in fact this is my first one. However I don’t think that puts me at a disadvantage. The climb is a really great book, and not I think just because you may or may not be into cycling. Even if your not you would have to be pretty detached from the world not to appreciate what it means to hold on tight to a dream . From child hood to finally making it to a professional cyclist with arguable the best team in the cycling world , Chris froome conveys what its like to experience the dedication commitment and shear determination it takes to succeed. Full of humor and honesty , you really start to understand the world of the professional cyclist. Cant recommend this book highly enough.

A great insight into what makes Chris Froome tick.

One person found this helpful.
 on 3 November 2015
By CarolN
I’m a fairly new fan of road racing and was interested to find out a bit about Chris Froome who, when compared to Bradley Wiggins,seems a bit colourless. In interviews Chris is always quietly spoken and polite but you don’t get to be a two time winner of the Tour de France without having massive talent and drive. This book gives a fascinating insight into what made him into the man he is – his childhood in Kenya, his struggles to get a contract with a professional racing team, suffering illness, and his eventual triumph at the Tour. I finished the book with a huge amount of respect for both Chris and road racers in general and liking Froome doesn’t mean that you can’t like Wiggins as well !! . I would recommend this book to anyone who would like to know what makes Chris Froome a winner in this hard sport

great insight into a great cyclist

 on 6 August 2016
By Patsy C.
I purchased this book after watching my 4th Tour de France and watching Froomey’s 3rd win. I couldn’t put it down. A wonderful story of Chris’s life and great insight into the world of pro cycling. It brought back and explained instances watched in the Tours, I feel much more informed, thank you Chris Froome for all you shared. I will watch you with fondness and great interest.
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