Tour de France 2018 Stage 15 Preview

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Stage 15 of Tour de France takes place on Sunday as the riders take on a 181.5km trek from Millau to Carcassonne which includes a Cat 1 climb and a downhill finish.

Race Update:

Stage 14 was won by Omar Fraile who outstayed a large breakaway which had been allowed to rattle up almost 20 minutes on the peloton.

There were no changes at the head of the GC so Thomas remains in yellow 1:39 up on team mate Froome whilst Dumoulin is third (+1:50) and Roglic (+2:38)

The King of the Mountains competition sees Alaphilippe lead the way with 90 points with Barguil next best with 70.

Movistar lead the Team Classification, 10:16 up on Bahrain Merida

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Stage Profile

We have an early Cat 3 climb followed shortly afterwards by a Cat 2. The final climb of Pic de Nore is 12.3 km long at 6.% average gradient but it tops out with around 40km of mainly downhill terrain to the finish.

 

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Stage Winner

Sagan 6/1

Alaphilippe 8/1

Boasson Hagen 14/1

De Gendt 16/1

Valverde 16/1

Barguil 16/1

 

20/1 and better the balance, prices are correct at the time of writing but are subject to change.

 

Verdict:

This is a very difficult stage to pick a winner although it does look nailed on that there will be a large break and it is unlikely the peloton will have much interest in chasing it down. Sagan rode brilliantly to finish 4t yesterday and he will make the break if he wants to but that final climb may find him out. Alaphilippe worked hard yesterday and could win this but he may also rest up a bit as he prepares to defend his polka dot jersey in the Pyrenees.

 

Suggested Bet: Ion Izagirre at 25/1

He missed yesterdays break due to being caught behind in the cross winds and I expect him to be at the front of the race today. He is not the strongest sprinter but can crack a lot of the quicker me in the break on that final climb.

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