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Froome and Howden given OBEs in New Years Honours List

Froome and Howden given OBEs in New Years Honours List

Two-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome and British Cycling president Bob Howden receive honours for services to cycling sport Chris Froome and British Cycling president Bob Howden have both received OBEs in the Queens New Year Honours list. Froome’s award comes after a second Tour de France win – this year he became the first British rider to do so – and Howden’s after decades in service of the sport. Chrissie Wellington – four time Ironman World Champion and co-founder of Le Tour Entier – was also named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for her services to sport and charity. 13 year old Jonjo Heuerman was the youngest person on the New Year Honours list having raised £235,000 for Cancer Research through various sporting feats, including by cycling 700 miles to all the Premier League football clubs in England. Howden said: “Chris’s OBE is well-deserved recognition of an extraordinary individual who represents the best of British sport – not only in terms of his achievements, and the hard work and dedication which earns them, but also in the way he conducts himself. “He came under unprecedented pressure this year, which I know he […]

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