Chris Froome will make his go back to racing on the UAE Excursion subsequent month as he continues his restoration from career-threatening accidents suffered closing June. Froome, 34, suffered a couple of damaged bones together with a fractured proper femur, a damaged hip and fractured ribs when he crashed right into a wall at top pace all the way through a recon experience on the Critérium du Dauphiné closing summer season.
The seven-time Grand Excursion winner has set himself the function of being on the starting point for the Excursion de France in June, decided to pursue a record-equalling 5th Excursion identify. His long-awaited go back to racing will come when he begins the week-long UAE Excursion, which begins on 23 February.
In a brief video posted from a coaching camp, Froome mentioned: “Coaching has been going truly smartly right here in Gran Canaria so I’m truly glad to announce I’ll be beginning my season on the UAE Excursion subsequent month, beginning in Dubai. It’s a race I neglected out on closing 12 months so it’s a great spot for me to begin my season this time round. Thank you for the entire reinforce, so see you out at the street.”
Froome returned to using in September and made a temporary look within the group time trial on the end-of-season Saitama Criterium in Japan. He joins a provisional startlist for the UAE Excursion which additionally comprises former global champion Alejandro Valverde, closing 12 months’s Giro d’Italia king of the mountains Giulio Ciccone, and Froome’s team-mate Rohan Dennis, the reigning global time trial champion.
The race may be at the schedule for Bahrain-McLaren’s Mark Cavendish, who’s beginning his season on the Saudi Excursion in early February.