Chris Froome returns from illness to lead Team Sky at Volta a Catalunya

Chris Froome will be joined by Paris-Nice winner Richie Porte in Spain where the Team Sky riders will be able to test their legs in the mountains

Chris Froome on the podium after Stage 4 of the 2015 Tour of Andalucia Ruta Del Sol

(Image credit: Watson)

Chris Froome will lead Team Sky at th Volta a Catalunya as he makes his return from the illness that forced him to miss Tirreno-Adriatico.

The 2013 Tour de France winner will be the lone Brit in the Sky squad for the race that starts on Monday and is joined by Paris-Nice winner Richie Porte.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.