Chris Froome plans to remain with the Israel Start-Up Nation team for the restof his career and “potentially beyond”, the four-time Tour de France winnerhas said. Froome this winter ended an 11-year spell with what was Team Sky,more lately the Ineos Grenadiers, having been pushed down the pecking orderwithin Sir Dave Brailsford’s squad in the wake of the career-threatening crashhe suffered in June 2019. Speaking in a video posted by Israel Start-UpNation, Froome admitted it had been a “big decision” to leave Ineos but saidthat once talks with ISN began, he quickly clicked with his new team.
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Relatives separated for years by a dispute between Qatar and four Arab states reunited as the first flight from Doha landed in Saudi Arabia after a U.S-backed deal opened up travel routes once more. Emily Wither reports.
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