Due to his unbelievable high level of performance, there were doubts about whether he used performance-enhancing drugs. In an effort to deny those doubts, Froome showed out the results of his physiological tests after the 2015 Tour.
One year later, he became the first Tour de France winner in more than 20 years to defend his title successfully in spite of crashing twice, having to sprint uphill on foot since his bike was damaged in an accident, as well as engaging in a daredevil downhill attack.
In 2017, Froome won Tour de France title again and later became the first British rider to win the Vuelta a España. He also was the first rider in the most recent four decades to win those two races in the same year. But he failed a drug test during the later race since his urine showed to have had double the allowed amount of the asthma drug salbutamol. Froome claimed that he had increased the dosage when his asthma was worsened, he hadn’t surpassed the permitted amount.
Due to that, an investigation was launched subsequently while Froome was allowed to continue competing. In May 2018, he continued to make history by winning the Tour of Italy (Giro d’Italia) and became the third cyclist to win three Grand Tours consecutively. The doping case against Froome was dropped two months later.
While competing in the Critérium du Dauphiné in France in June 2019, he was involved in a serious crash causing him several injuries, including a broken hip. He couldn’t come back to racing until February 2020, when he competed in the UAE Tour, which was then canceled mid-race due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
When it comes to Olympic competition, Froome won consecutive bronze medals in the men’s time trial at the London Games in 2012 and the Rio de Janeiro Games in 2016. His autobiography, The Climb, was published in 2014 and he was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 2016.