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FroomeSprog - Tour de France champ announces birth of first child

Team Sky star made it back to Monaco in time to be with wife Michelle for birth

An already memorable 2015 for Tour de France champion Chris Froome is coming to an end with further cause for celebration with his wife Michelle giving birth to their first child.

The 30-year-old, who this summer became the first British cyclist to win the Tour de France twice, tweeted a picture of himself with newborn son Kellan on Tuesday evening.

An Irish name, Kellan (depending on which source you consult) can mean slender or powerful – both of which could apply to his father – or descendant of the bright-headed one, another apt description.

On Sunday evening, Froome had been at the Team Sky Christmas Party at its training camp on Mallorca sporting a festive jumper, but he returned to Monaco, where he and his wife live, in time for the birth.

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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Dnnnnnn | 2046 posts | 7 years ago

Congratulations Chris.

Now, which one of the two in the photo Michelle, and is the other one single?

CXR94Di2 | 2998 posts | 7 years ago
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Congratulations on the birth  1

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