Chris Froome collect honours at Buckingham Palace

Double Tour de France winning cyclist Chris Froome is among those who will collect honours at Buckingham Palace on Friday.

The 30-year-old was awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours list for services to cycling following his achievements in the saddle. The Team Sky rider became the first British cyclist to win the Tour de France twice after triumphs in 2013 and last year. And this year he is aiming to defend the yellow jersey by winning Le Tour again as well as taking on the Olympic road race, Olympic time trial and Vuelta a Espana.