The UAE Tour, which is the only WorldTour race in the Middle East, takes place from February 23 to 29.
“I’m really excited about getting back to racing at the UAE Tour,” said the British Team Ineos rider.
“I’ve come off a good block of training in Gran Canaria and look forward to taking the next step in my recovery and getting back to full strength.”
The four-time Tour de France winner will be joined on the start line by fellow top riders including Alejandro Valverde, Rohan Dennis, Giulio Ciccone, Tadej Pogacar, Davide Formolo, Adam Yates, Wout Poels and Fernando Gaviria.
View a summary of the stages below:
Stage one: Marjan Island Stage (158km), Zabeel Park – Marjan Island
Stage two: Dubai Municipality Stage (203km), The Pointe – Hatta Dam
Stage three: Sharjah Stage (198km), Sharjah – Rafisah Dam
Stage four: Dubai Stage (171km), Dubai Design District – Dubai City Walk
Stage five: Al Ain Stage (162km), Al Ain – Jebel Hafeet
Stage six: ADNOC Stage (158km), Al Ruwais – Al Mirfa
Stage seven: Abu Dhabi Stage (127km), Al Maryah Island – Abu Dhabi Breakwater