Contador not giving up on chasing Froome in Tour de France

TOUR de France leader Chris Froome might be more than four minutes ahead of rival Alberto Contador, but Saxo-Tinkoff directeur sportif Fabrizio Guidi has warned the Brit the race is not over.

With great support from Australian Richie Porte on the final climb up Mont Ventoux, the leader of the Sky team put on a dominant display of climbing to race away from Colombian rising star Nairo Quintana on stage 15.

That gave Froome a 4 minutes 14 seconds lead over Movistar's Bauke Mollema in the overall standings, with Saxo-Tinkoff's Contador third, a further 11 seconds back.

But Guidi said the race was far from won.

"There are still opportunities in this race and we're highly motivated," Guidi said. "Froome shouldn't rest assured of the overall win just yet."

Michael Rogers was the leading Australian rider after stage 15, almost 10 minutes off the lead in 12th.

It was a rest day overnight before the peloton tackles stage 16 tonight, a 168km ride from Vaison-la-Romain to Gap, before a time trial tomorrow and the classic mountain stage from Gap to Alpe d'Huez on Thursday.

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