Sky leader Chris Froome is getting ready for the more mountainous stages, knowing he faces a tough battle.
The British rider is well-placed at the moment, as he hopes to come into his own from Stage 8 onwards.
“Up until now we’ve done pretty well without any losses to the team.
“We’re looking forward to tomorrow, as it’s the first time it will come down to the GC guys," Froome said.
“There are teams out there who are looking at us as the benchmark and will be trying to beat us."
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