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July 16, 2013

Looking unbeatable

(Continued)

ENTRECHAUX, France —

“Yes, there is one stage I am looking at. It could be a good day to try something,” Contador said through a translator. “I’m going to look for an opportunity. In one week’s time you’ll know which one it was.”

Sky now has seven riders because Edvald Boasson Hagen retired with injury last week and Vasil Kiryienka missed the time cut on Stage 9.

“We lost a lot of our horsepower, our engine room,” Froome said. “Since then it’s been about managing the resources we do have and trying to get through each day as best we can. I feel the guys have done a fantastic job.”

Froome may need a little bit more of a cushion, though, and could target the 32-kilometer (20-mile) time trial.

The race resumes on Tuesday with a medium mountain stage from Vaison-la-Romaine to Gap in the Alps.

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AP Sports Writer John Leicester in Orage and Associated Press writer Jamey Keaten in Avignon contributed to this report.

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