Chris Froome returns at Saitama Criterium with custom Pinarello F12 X-Light

Chris Froome's custom Pinarello
(Image credit: Pinarello)

Pinarello has released a custom painted, limited-edition version of its Dogma F12 X-Light for Chris Froome's return to racing at the Saitama Criterium in Japan this weekend. 

Just 14 weeks after Froome's horror crash at the Critérium du Dauphiné that left him in intensive care, the Kenyan-born Briton will once again pin on a number, and to commemorate, Pinarello has provided him with a shiny new bike with a personalised paint-job. 

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Josh Croxton
Associate Editor (Tech)

Josh is Associate Editor of Cyclingnews – leading our content on the best bikes, kit and the latest breaking tech stories from the pro peloton. He has been with us since the summer of 2019 and throughout that time he's covered everything from buyer's guides and deals to the latest tech news and reviews. 

On the bike, Josh has been riding and racing for over 15 years. He started out racing cross country in his teens back when 26-inch wheels and triple chainsets were still mainstream, but he found favour in road racing in his early 20s, racing at a local and national level for Somerset-based Team Tor 2000. These days he rides indoors for convenience and fitness, and outdoors for fun on road, gravel, 'cross and cross-country bikes, the latter usually with his two dogs in tow.