Froome, Valverde to headline new UAE Tour

Organisers of the UAE Tour, the new event which combines the Dubai and Abu Dhabi tours, unveiled the route for the seven-day WorldTour race and announced that world champion Alejandro Valverde, Giro d'Italia winner Chris Froome, former Giro winners Tom Dumoulin and Vincenzo Nibali, and sprinters Elia Viviani and Marcel Kittel have signed on to compete in the race.

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