2 Jul 2015 - 1:05 PM  UPDATED 2 Jul 2015 - 1:16 PM

Chris Froome has admitted that he is worried about surviving the first week of the Tour de France intact.

"From the GC rider's point of view, you have to get through those first six, seven days before you can even enter the race," he said in a video interview with GCN.. "You can't even begin to think about how you are going to ride in the mountains - you could be minutes down, you could be out of the race.

"It's so action-packed, those first few days. It's basically a different Classic every day."

The early stages feature a number of cobbled sections, an ascent of the infamous Mur de Huy and a high chance of crosswinds as the race traverses the northern coasts of the Netherlands and France.

Check out the full interview below.