Michael Rogers insists that his Saxo-Tinkoff team will continue to fight until the end to try and stop Chris Froome winning the Tour de France.

Froome has been in sensational form so far during the Tour showing exactly why he was billed as the heavy favourite to take home the yellow jersey before the event started.

But Rogers, who is in the same team as Alberto Contador, one of Froome’s closest rivals, has said that his team haven’t given up yet. 

''We will keep fighting to the end,'' Rogers said to the age.com.

''Obviously, as the days tick by and the time gaps get bigger and bigger it gets harder. An ideal situation for us is to use Roman [Kreuziger] as a wildcard and try to isolate Froome.

“Although, for [Sky] tactically, it's not that difficult. Now the general classification is starting to set, they only have to follow a few riders.''

Froome has established a healthy lead of 4'34" over Contandor with his Saxo-Tinkoff team mate Kreuziger in third.

Froome is hoping to follow in Sir Bradley Wiggins’ footsteps by winning the event, after stepping out of his shadow and becoming Team Sky’s lead rider this year.

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