Agence France-PresseJuly 19, 2013 06:02
As Britain's Chris Froome pedals towards Tour de France victory, far away in his birthplace of Kenya he is being cheered on by the cyclist who first trained him.
Outside his simple tin-roof house on a dirt road, David Kinjah, 43, Froome's mentor when he first took up the sport, says he will be one of the loudest shouting support.
"We are greatly honoured knowing that Froome, who is now at the top of the world, was one of us," said Kinjah, his dreadlocks swept back beneath his cycle helmet.
Froome, 28 and born in Kenya, names Kinjah as his "inspiration".