Chris Froome awarded OBE in New Year’s Honours list

The Kenyan born British Tour de France winner recognised on list of honours by the Queen alongside British Cycling president Robert Howden

Chris Froome by JaguarMENA

Kenyan born British cyclist Chris Froome (Team Sky) has been awarded an OBE for services to cycling in the New Year’s Honours list.

The Team Sky cyclist became the first Briton to win the Tour de France twice, his second victory being this summer.

“I am extremely humbled and very proud to receive this honour. It is obviously further recognition for the sport of cycling and it caps a fantastic year for me professionally and personally. It wouldn’t be possible without the help of my team-mates, coaches and of course the love and support from my family.” – Chris Froome, OBE

Froome’s general manager at Sky, Dave Brailsford, was given an MBE in 2005, a CBE in 2009, and a knighthood in 2013.

Also given honours in the latest list are Carry On actress Barbara Windsor who is made a dame and 20-time champion jockey AP McCoy who has been given a knighthood.

Chris Froome was also nominated for the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year Award, but came sixth in the final vote.