Chris Froome pulls out of inaugural UAE Tour

JOAQUIN SARMIENTO / AFP

The Team Sky member, who is a five-time Grand Tour winner, says he still needs to recover fully from last week's event in Colombia.

The seven-stage tour gets underway on Monday.

The race starts in Abu Dhabi before ending in Dubai on March 2.

It is the only UCI World Tour race in the Middle East.

This year's inaugural edition will feature 20 teams from around the world. 

 

 

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