Knox cooks in UAE Tour heat but determined to help team

James Knox at the UAE Tour (Image credit: Getty Images)

James Knox was one of the surprise early casualties on the summit finish at Jebel Hafeet on stage 3 of the UAE Tour, with the British climber dropped almost at the foot of the 10-kilometre ascent.

Knox came into the race as a potential GC candidate and had the backing of his Deceuninck-QuickStep team as they split duties between the overall classification and Sam Bennett in the sprint stages. 

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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.