Volta ao Algarve - Stage five: Lagoa › Lagoa, 20.3km UAE Tour - Stage one: The Pointe › Dubai Silicon Oasis, 148km
The time trial world champion finished 10 seconds back on stage winner and overall victor Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck - Quick-Step) across the 20.3-kilometre Lagoa course.
It took until the final rider to dislodge Dennis from the hot seat, with Michal Kwiatkowski also putting in a competitive ride to take sixth place.
Geraint Thomas found himself in the mix, clocking the 12th fastest time in his first race of the season. A consistent final day helped elevate Team INEOS to victory in the team classification.
- Chris Froome
“There’s still a way to go until I’m back to where I left off, but the first feelings are really good. It felt good to just have a number on, have the elbows out again and be fighting for position in the bunch. It feels good to be a bike racer again.