- Autobiography of the Year – Shortlisted
Chris Froome’s journey has been unlike any other in the history of cycling. As a boy, he raced through townships and passed wild animals in Kenya. At 21 he entered himself into the world championships as the sole rider and manager for Kenya’s national team. In 2013, he rode his bike up the Alpine slopes of the Tour de France to victory. The Climb reveals the passion and will to win that has seen him overcome the death of his mother, a debilitating illness, a fierce rivalry with Bradley Wiggins and, most recently, the pressures of Lance Armstrong’s dark legacy.