By Gregor Brown in Le Grand-Bornand
Alejandro Valverde finished with Alexander Vinokourov (Astana) in the finale of stage seven to Le Grand Bornand. The Spaniard of Caisse d'Epargne is vying for the overall classification and would like to rid himself of Vinokourov before Monday's rest day.
"We would like that," said the 27 year-old to Cyclingnews on Saturday. "After yesterday, where we watched him, we would like to leave him behind."
His form is there but tomorrow's stage to Tignes will be a more realistic test. "My legs are in good condition and I hope they go strong in these stages."