‘I just tried to hang on’ - Chris Froome on finishing within two minutes of winner on UAE Tour mountain finish 

The four-time Tour de France winner stuck with the favourites on stage five, as he tries to find his old climbing powers 

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Chris Froome said he “just tried to hang on” as he finished within two minutes of the leaders on the UAE Tour’s second summit finish.

Froome, making his debut in Israel Start-Up Nation colours in the Middle East, is still returning to form as he continues his recovery from his serious injuries suffered in 2019. 

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