Chris Froome receives signed pair of boots from Barcelona star Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi enjoys viewing road cycling in his free time, as revealed when he presented a pair of signed boots to three-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome.

The Team Sky cyclist finished the season earlier this week and received a momento he would not forget in a hurry from the Barcelona star.

Messi’s blue pair of boots bore his autograph, prompting Froome to tweet: “What do footballers do when they’re not playing football? They watch cycling! Cheers Leo!!”