‘IT’S NOT REALLY MY COLOUR’
Welcoming schoolboy Chris Froome back to Kenya on one of his return visits, David Kinjah proffered a gift — but it wasn’t fully appreciated.
“A friend of mine had found this second-hand yellow jersey at the market and bought it for 80 shillings [60p],” Kinjah says. “When Chris came back, I said, ‘We have this for you — this is the best yellow you can get in cycling.’”
The significance was lost on young Froome, who knew nothing of the Tour de France, and wasn’t convinced that yellow was his colour.
“He wore it a few times in training because he didn’t have much else, and also because he had a yellow mountain bike — we said the jersey would match his bike.”