The cyclist Chris Froome he returns to the competition on the World Tour and has been "ready and excited" to be able to return after his serious injury.
As reported by Spanish newspaper, the British cyclist, 4 times winner of the Tour de France, 2 of La Vuelta and 1 of the Giro, feels "ready and excited" about his return to competition in the United Arab Emirates Tour
He will do it after being 8 months off, already recovered from his serious injury in June 2019 after falling before the Dauphiné prologue.
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«It's all I've thought in months: to compete again”
Froome attends the World Tour event after intense training in recent months and with the idea of playing a supporting role in the Emirates race.
«It's all I've thought about in months: to compete again. It will be a great relief to be back in the pack again. It seems they have given me a second chance to return to professional careers after an accident like that«
The year has gone incredibly well so far, but I still need to handle expectations. I'm still quite far from where I was in the Dauphiné, before the accident. It will take me a while to get back to that way«.
He has focused on training volume
Froome's approach has been to develop his training volume and strength in his right leg.
«It has been exciting to see the progress week by week. I haven't done much yet, but I've been doing a lot of volume, that's the focus right now, trying to build that base again.
I'm still doing some rehabilitation and physiotherapy sessions off the bike, but that has become secondary now. "
The UAE Tour, 7 stages ideal to resume the competition
For Froome, the UAE Tour, with 7 stages, the ideal race for your return. The test will begin this next 23rd of February and will end on February 29th.
«This is one great way to start my season. It's a race that I missed last year and I really hoped to do it. It should be a good place to try my legs and return to the platoon again.
I hope I can do a job for the team and we can try to get the best possible result«.
Your INEOS partners in the test
The British training for the UAE test will consist of Chris Froome, the Spanish of 19 years Carlos Rodriguez, which will debut with the Ineos, Eddie Dunbar, Michal golas, Christian knees, Salvatore Puccio and the Costa Rican Andrew Amador, the Movistar cyclist who also opens.
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