Chris Froome: From learning to walk to liberation

Chris Froome was back in action at the UAE Tour
Chris Froome is back in action at the UAE Tour (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

He still walks with the faintest of limps but, given the uphill struggles Chris Froome has faced over the last few months, it’s no wonder he has been so upbeat with his racing comeback at the UAE Tour.

After all, it was only a few months ago - in early December to be precise - that the four-time Tour de France winner was forced to go under the knife for a third time following an infection that stemmed from the previous rounds of surgery on his right side and leg. 

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.