Chris Froome's return dominates 2020 UAE Tour - Race preview

Chris Froome (Team Ineos) at the 2019 Critérium du Dauphiné
Chris Froome (Team Ineos) at the 2019 Critérium du Dauphiné (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

The second edition of the UAE Tour (February 23-29) kicks-off later this month with a world-class field set to compete over the seven-stage race. Top of the bill is Chris Froome (Team Ineos), with the four-time Tour de France winner returning to racing for the first time since his career-threatening crash at last year's Critérium du Dauphiné.

Froome's form will be under the spotlight like never before, especially given his time on the sidelines, and although his main ambition of a fifth Tour de France title is still months away, all eyes will be on his condition after such a lengthy absence. He will line up as part of a competitive Ineos squad that includes Rohan Dennis and the in-form Eddie Dunbar.

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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.

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