Britain’s Chris Froome will make his launching for Israel Start-Up country in January’s Vuelta San Juan in Argentina.
Froome had a hard time for type last season following injury in 2019 and was not picked for this year’s Trip.
” This will mark the start of a much-anticipated brand-new chapter of my profession,” stated Froome, 35.
The eight-day race is among the very first significant competitors of 2021 following the cancellation of the Tour Down Under in Australia.
Froome, who started racing for Ineos (previously Group Sky) in 2009, is still looking for the type which made him 7 Grand Trip triumphes in between 2011 and 2018.
A crash throughout the 2019 Criterium de Dauphine triggered him to suffer several fractures, threatening his profession.
He was not selected for this year’s Tour, with Ineos choosing 2019 Trip winner Egan Bernal, who deserted the race previously phase 17 after losing more than 7 minutes on phase 15.
Israel Start-Up Country, who have actually been a World Trip attire given that 2020, have actually signed Froome on a “multi-year” agreement.
The group’s brand-new sporting director, Rik Verbrugghe, stated Froome is “not going to Argentina to win the race”.
” We see it as a best chance for Chris to begin the structure procedure towards the peak of the season down the roadway,” he stated.
Froome contested his last race for Ineos in last month’s Vuelta a Espana. He ended up 98th, however assisted Richard Carapaz to 2nd.