Froome, Woods recover from COVID to lead Israel-Premier Tech at Vuelta a España

MENDE FRANCE JULY 16 Christopher Froome of United Kingdom and Team Israel Premier Techduring the team presentation prior to the 109th Tour de France 2022 Stage 14 a 1925km stage from SaintEtienne to Mende 1009m TDF2022 WorldTour on July 16 2022 in Mende France Photo by Alex BroadwayGetty Images
Chris Froome (Image credit: Getty Images)

Michael Woods and Chris Froome both left the Tour de France in the final week due to COVID-19 but return to play leading roles for Israel-Premier Tech at the Vuelta a España.

Woods, who made it through 20 stages in France before testing positive for the virus ahead of the final stage to Paris, will lead the team's general classification charge at the Spanish Grand Tour. 

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Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist, and former deputy editor of Cyclingnews, who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.