As Chris Froome zeroes in on his second Tour de France general classification title in three years, his wife Michelle (née Cound) will be right by his side.
That's not to be meant literally--"I generally stay away from races," she says--but there is no question she has been a major factor in his immense success. Just consider everything Michelle, who is pregnant with the couple's first child, does behind the scenes. She runs his website, she coordinates his activities outside of racing, she defends him endlessly on Twitter. Essentially, she does everything in her power to make sure Chris is able to achieve success, and whatever she's doing, it's clearly working. Click through to learn more about the woman next to the wearer of the yellow jersey. (Twitter/chrisfroome)