UAE Team Emirates players attend a training session ahead of the UAE Tour.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The third edition of the UAE Tour, the one and only World Tour race in the Middle East, will start on Sunday from Al Dhafra in Abu Dhabi. The reigning Tour de France champion Tadej Pogacar, Quick Step’s rising star Joao Almeida and the winner of the UAE race last year, Adam Yates, are among favourites in what is likely to be a tight struggle in the seven-stage event.
Chris Froome will be part of a top-drawer line-up as the four-time Tour de France winner gets his second injury comeback rolling.
This race was cut short last year by a Covid-19 outbreak among the teams, making it one…