Tour De France Champ Chris Froome Says He's Now Plant-Based Citing 'The Game Changers'

The athlete revealed the news on social media - sharing a picture of dairy-free Ben & Jerry's ice-cream
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Cyclist Chris Froome in action (Photo: Gyrostat)

Cyclist Chris Froome in action (Photo: Gyrostat)

Cyclist Chris Froome says he has switched to a plant-based diet after watching sports documentary The Game Changers.

The athlete, who has won the Tour De France four times, has had a horrific year injury-wise, spending time in intensive care this Summer after a crash at the Critérium du Dauphiné caused him multiple fractures. He also lost four pints of blood. 

Now the athlete is in recovery, it appears he may have overhauled his diet, in a bid to improve his health.

The athlete is giving a plant-based diet a go 

The athlete is giving a plant-based diet a go 

'Vegan'

Froome took to Instagram stories claiming he has ditched animal products after watching The Game Changers.

The film, which is directed by Oscar-winner Louie Psihoyos and executive produced by Oscar-winner James Cameron, 'documents the explosive rise of plant-based eating in professional sports'. It follows mixed martial artists James Wilks (also a producer) as he learns about the power of a plant-based diet, interviewing top athletes who have ditched animal products, and conducting various experiments.

Froome shared an image of Ben & Jerry's ice-cream on Instagram stories, and wrote: "Decided to go vegan since watching Netflix - The Game Changers. Ben & Jerry's has got me covered."