Sky braced for Nairo Quintana attacks as Tour de France hits Mont Ventoux

"We are ready for him," says sports director ahead of Thursday's race-defining stage

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Team Sky say they are bracing themselves for a round of attacks from Movistar's Nairo Quintana when the Tour de France climbs Mont Ventoux on Thursday.

Colombian climber Quintana is considered to be the greatest obstacle to Chris Froome claiming a third Tour de France title, but the Movistar rider currently trails Froome by 35 seconds.

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