"This will be the hardest Grand Tour stage I've ever done," says Chris Froome

Froome anticipating the toughest day of his career on the incredibly mountainous eleventh stage of the Vuelta a España

Tour de France champion Chris Froome (Team Sky) believes that Wednesday's stage of the Vuelta a España, which contains no fewer than six categorised climbs, will be the toughest stage of a Grand Tour he's ever faced.

Froome currently sits eighth in general classification, 1-18 down on race leader Tom Dumoulin, having shown impressive form on stage nine's summit finish after struggling two days prior and dropping out of the top-10.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).