‘IT’S NOT RE­ALLY MY COLOUR’

Cycling Weekly - - FROOME -

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.”

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