Chris Froome: Tour de France winner relishing ‘second chance’ at UAE Tour
Chris Froome feels as though he has been given a”second chance” in his
Career as he prepares to return to racing that weekend.
Last 24, Even the Tour de France winner will compete for the first time since his career-threatening crash at the Criterium du Dauphine.
“It’s all I’ve thought about for weeks now – being back rushing,” said Froome, that suffered a broken hip, fractured femur, fractured elbow and busted ribs as a piece of a catalogue of injuries after he came off his time trial bike in high speed .
“It will be a huge relief just to return into the peloton back again. It seems as though I’ve been given a second chance to return to expert racing following an accident like this. I am definitely not taking this for granted.”
Froome, who’s currently aiming to build up for this summer’s Tour de France, will look to play a supporting role in the UAE Tour as part of a Team Ineos squad that has recent signing Andrey Amador along with the Eddie Dunbar of Ireland.
“The year’s gone exceptionally well so far but with that I do still need to manage expectations,” Froome stated.
“I’m still quite a means off where I had been at the Dauphine ahead of the wreck. It is likely to take me some time to get back to that contour.”
The UAE Tour starts with a stage which begins and ends in Dubai Sunday, although the next stage on Monday comprises the rigid test of the rise.
“This is a superb way for me to begin my life,” Froome additional.
“it is a race I’d missed out on this past year and I was actually hoping to do. It must be a place for me to check my legs out and get back in the peloton.
“Hopefully I will do a job for the group and we can try and get the very best outcome possible.”