"I've been feeling pretty good". That does leave us a guy short but we were the only GC team left in the race with eight guys.
Froome sits second in the general classification, 1 minute, 39 seconds behind Sky teammate Geraint Thomas.
In the history of the Tour, only three others have led the race for more days than Froome - Eddy Merckx , Bernard Hinault  and Miguel Indurain .
And he believes the personal ambitions of Froome and Thomas could also play a role.
With a final climb of 16 kilometers at an average gradient of more than eight percent, Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme hopes it will be a "dynamite stage".
Froome, chasing a record-equalling fifth Tour title, will no doubt have ideas on where he might snatch yellow away, but Thomas warned he would not give up the jersey easily.
"All this talk of attacking or not attacking. we are in an unbelievable position, we are one and two", said Froome, who won the Tour in 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
"Yeah, we felt safe", said Thomas after finishing almost nine minutes behind stage victor Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step). It's the yellow jersey in the Tour de France, It's a massive honour just to be wearing it. What happened was wrong and was a bad example coming from me to everyone.
The flare-up is the latest as demonstrations and clashes on the frontier since March have seen at least 149 Palestinians killed. A relative of a Palestinian who was killed by Israeli troops east of Khan Younis reacts in the central Gaza Strip Friday.
The motions are sealed, and the government will not reveal the names of the witnesses unless they are actually called to testify. The filing also asks the judge to keep the motions under seal to protect the identities of the potential witnesses.
Additional warnings are possible at any time as more showers and downpours ride the tropical rain train up the East Coast. Tuesday , southwest onshore wind will again create breezy conditions throughout the day, especially along the coast.
Exertion during a heat wave can lead to severe dehydration, heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke, county officials warned. Forecasters also stressed that children, pets and seniors should not be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.
Microsoft's Surface business also saw significant growth for the quarter, posting a 25 percent gain over the same time past year . It was up 23 percent YoY to $9.6 billion for the quarter, and reached $32.2 billion for the year, marking a 15 percent increase.
Funko and Epic Games have signed a new deal to launch a new line of Fortnite-themed toy, collectibles, and other related products. It now looks like another event is making its way to the game next week with its own unique challenges and quests.
President Vladimir Putin says Russian and other security services thwarted almost 25 million cyberattacks linked to the World Cup. There were nearly no protests, though four demonstrators barged onto the field during the final and were quickly hauled away.
Tesla in late June finally hit an important production target for the Model 3, its most accessibly priced electric auto . Musk, Tesla's co-founder and CEO, confirmed on Twitter that Tesla is asking for money from its suppliers.
On the four Tours Froome has won, he has worn the yellow jersey after the first mountain stage. "It's just unbelievable. It appears Sky was biding its time. "Obviously it's a huge relief to be in the position where I am now", added Froome.
Benchmark 10-year USA notes last fell 12/32 in price to yield 2.8894 percent, from 2.847 percent late on Thursday. He said the American Federal Reserve's course of tightening monetary policy "now hurts all that we have done".
People must come out to vote in historic election, urges Imran
Durrani is contesting for NA-35 under the Muttahida Majlise-e-Amal (MMA) banner against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan. Almost 106 million Pakistanis, including more than 19 million new voters, will be eligible to cast their ballots on Wednesday.
Trump warns Iran to never threaten U.S.
Pompeo took particular aim at several of Iran's judicial, military and political leaders, accusing them of widespread corruption. Iranian leaders reject United States claims about developing nuclear weapons and supporting terrorism. "BE CAUTIOUS!", he wrote.
North Korean media pressure South to end Korean War
Delattre said it was important to avoid "any premature signal of a loosening of sanctions that would be a counter-message". Trump insists he has "solved" the North Korea problem and the nation is no longer a nuclear threat.
Trump says he believes Russian Federation is still meddling
The reporter said that she asked Trump a follow-up question , "No?" But his attempt at cleanup fell flat to some in the West Wing. And it will now be etched as part of Trump's presidency, no matter how many double negatives he tries to claim.
Chelsea appoint Maurizio Sarri on three-year deal
However the lack of a top four finish and criticism over Chelsea's stodgy football did for the former Italy coach. Sarri becomes Chelsea's 13th permanent boss of Roman Abramovich's ownership, which began in June 2003.
Clinton trolls Trump ahead of Putin summit with World Cup tweet
Trump also expelled dozens of Russian diplomats earlier this year in response to the poisoning of a former Russian spy in the U.K. I think the USA has been foolish. "We've all been foolish", he said, before veering into a discussion about his election victory.