Tour de France 2018 Stage 11 Preview

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Stage 11 of Tour de France takes place on Wednesday, the second of three days in the Alps which takes the riders from Albertville to a summit finish at Le Rosiere.

Race Update:

The first high mountain stage went to the breakaway with Julian Alaphilippe putting in a great ride to come home lonely. Greg van Avermaet was also part of the early move to extend his lead in yellow to 2:22 on Geraint Thomas. Valverde is third in place overall at 3:!0 and the bulk of the big favourites for yellow go down to +4:29.

The King of the Mountains competition has now burst into life and Alaphilippe leads the way with 41 points with Taaramae in second with 28.

Movistar lead the Team Classification, 18 seconds up on Bahrain Merida.

The Points Classification is still led by Peter Sagan who has 319 with Gaviria next best on 218.

In addition to individual stage betting we have a number of outright markets available and you can view all the options here.

Stage Profile

The climbing starts straight away with two HC’s followed by a Cat 2 and finally a Cat 1 taking us to our first true summit finish of the tour. At 108.5km in length the stage is short and that should ensure fireworks among the main contenders.

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Stage Winner

Warren Barguil 4/1

Nairo Quintana 10/1

Chris Froome 11/1

Alejandro Valverde 12/1

Daniel Martin 12/1

Daniel Navarro 16/1

Adam Yates 16/1

Mikel Landa 18/1

Romain Bardet 18/1

Vincenzo Nibali 20/1

Geraint Thomas 20/1

Note, prices are correct at the time of writing but are subject to change.

Verdict:

Whilst a summit finish suggests that the GC leaders could fight it out it is not obvious as to which team will sacrifice themselves to bring back the break. With that in mind we go with one rider from the GC and one potentially from the break.

If Sky really fancy a go at grabbing the yellow jersey then Thomas is best placed whilst from the break Tolhoek, who showed good legs on Stage 10 is worth considering.

Suggested Bets: Stage win Thomas at 20/1

Stage win Tolhoek at 40/1

 

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