Chris Froome prepared for long-range attack from Alberto Contador in Tour de France

Although Alberto Contador has lost time to rivals so far in the 2017 Tour de France, Chris Froome says you can never count him out

Alberto Contador on stage nine of the 2017 Tour de France

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Chris Froome (Team Sky) recognises that Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo) is down, but says that the Spanish Grand Tour great is definitely not out in this 2017 Tour de France.

The Tour de France heads into the Pyrenean mountains this Thursday and Friday before the final week in the Alps. Froome leads by a healthy 5-15 minutes over Contador in 12th, but refuses to take that lead for granted.

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