The 2017 FT Bidlake Memorial Prize has been awarded to Chris Froome in recognition of his achievement of winning the Tour de France for the fourth time, then being the first British rider to win the Vuelta a España in the same year.
“I’m delighted to have been given the 2017 FT Bidlake Memorial Prize,”
“It’s always nice to have your achievements recognised in this way, even more so when it’s in the context of such a long standing award that has recognised contributions to cycling in Britain for generations now. It’s an honour to be added to that list.”
The Bidlake Memorial Prize is one of the oldest and most venerated awards in British cycle sport; past winners include Sir Bradley Wiggins, Mark Cavendish and Tom Simpson.