Chris Froome

2015 Tour Stage 9 reaction: Froome waiting for others to attack

Chris Froome praised Team Sky's efforts in the time trial, which they finished second in, on Stage 9.

The British rider stays in yellow thanks to the efforts on the day and he believes others will now need to start attacking him.

"The guys were really motivated for today - it was so close. In the bigger picture, we've managed to keep the yellow jersey, and take a bit of time on our rivals."

"The guys gave it their all, they really just got stuck in today and everyone was spent by the time we got to the finish line.

"It's not up to me to do the attacking. I don't have to make up time on anyone else ... it's up to other teams to try and get the jersey off us."

2015 Tour Stage 8 reaction: Froome not worried about tiredness

Chris Froome thinks all riders had to push themselves in order to get to the end of Stage 8 and believes his exertions won't cost him on Sunday.

The Team Sky rider was also surprised to find out Vincenzo Nibali dropped off at the end.

Asked if he may have expended too much energy ahead of tomorrow's team time trial, Froome said: "I don't think so, I think everyone had to put in quite an effort just to get up there [the Mur-de-Bretagne] so I'm happy with that."