Chris Froome interview: Fame, feuds and haters

Step into a busy London street with Chris Froome in civvies, even with a photographer in tow, and chances are life will go on around the two-time Tour de France rider unperturbed. Not that he cares much. Fame and popularity are not high on his agenda. "That's not what I'm about," he'd told us earlier in the boutique hotel where he was staying. "It's not about the recognition or the glory." It sounds like a stock line from a world-class athlete but then there is nothing about his appearance to suggest the contrary: old-fashioned navy blazer over a green polo shirt, slim-fit black jeans and skateboarder's trainers.

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