Team Sky domestiques enjoy 'easiest week in a Grand Tour ever' ahead of first mountain stages

Team Sky riders are ready to defend yellow to Paris after having a trouble free first week of racing at the Tour de France

Team Sky on stage four of the Tour de France (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Team Sky may be trying to become the first team since 1970 to hold the yellow jersey from the beginning to the end of a Tour de France, but the team's domestiques are unconcerned by the task ahead of them after having enjoyed an easy first week.

"For us it's been the easiest start to a Grand Tour in, well, ever," was Luke Rowe's assessment ahead Friday's seventh stage from Troyes to Nuits-Saint-Georges.

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