Tour de France enters its second week with Stage 10 taking place on Tuesday and we hit the big slopes for the first time as the riders go 158.5km from Annecy to Le Grand-Bornand
John Degenkolb was first on Stage 9 on Sunday, a super display over the cobbles which saw him beat Greg van Avermaet home. As far as the GC is concerned van Avermaet now has a 43 second lead over Geraint Thomas. Other notable overall contenders include Jungels (+50) whilst Valverde, Majka, Fuglsang, Froome, Yates and Landa are anything from 1:31 to 1:42 down with Nibali at 1:48. Bardet (+2:32) and Quintana (+2:50) have more to do. Unfortunately Richie Porte crashed on Sunday and had to abandon.
The Points Classification is still led by Peter Sagan who has 299 with Gaviria next best on 218. Quikckstep are 2:51 up on Movistar in the Team Classification.
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Of the 5 categorized climbs we have a Cat 4 to start with and there are 3 x Cat’1s, 2 of which come after the mighty HC climb of the Plateau de Glieres which is 6km long and 11.2 % in average gradient.
The final climb tops out with 14.5 km still to go, the bulk of which is downhill to the finish.
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Alejandro Valverde 4/1
Julian Alaphilippe 7/1
Daniel Martin 12/1
Thomas De Gendt 14/11
Warren Barguil 16/1
Vincenzo Nibali 20/1
Romain Bardet 20/1
Pierre Latour 20/1
Primo Roglic 22/1
Adam Yates 22/1
Lilian Calmejane 22/1
Nairo Quintana 25/1
Chris Froome 25/1
28/1 and better the rest
Note, prices are correct at the time of writing but are subject to change.
How many of the leading contenders come over the top of the final climb together is hard to gauge as the sheer volume of climbing looks sure to take its toll. Vincenzo Nibali has been going well and he is also one of the best going downhill. Valverde and Bardet also excel in that department but the price of 20/1 against Nibali does appeal.
Suggested Bet: Vincenzo Nibali 20/1