Tour de France 2018 Stage 19 Preview

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Stage 19 of Tour de France takes place on Friday, it’s the final day in the mountains starting in Lourdes and finishing 200.5km up the road in Laruns

 

Race Update:

Stage 18 came down to a sprint won by Demare ahead of Laporte and Kristoff and there were no changes among the GC leaders.

Geraint Thomas still leads Tom Dumoulin (+1:59) and Froome is third (2:31). Roglic is fourth (2:47) and Quintana fifth (3:30)

In the Points Classification Sagan has 467 points and Kristoff 196

The King of the Mountains competition sees Alaphilippe well clear on 140 points from Barguil on 73

Movistar are in charge of the Team Classification, 24:20 up on Bahrain Merida

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

Stage Profile

There are 6 categorized climbs on route including 2 which are of the HC variety. The Col de Tourmalet (17.1 km at 7.3% average gradient) comes halfway through the stage and the final climb is the Col d’Abisque (16.6 km at 4.9%). Its then 20km of downhill to the finish.

 

The Betting – Click here for all markets

Stage Winner

Daniel Martin 13/2

Julian Alaphilippe 10/1

Rafal Majka 14/1

Alejandro Valverde 14/1

Adam Yates 14/1

Mikel Nieve 18/1

Romain Bardet 18/1

Jakob Fuglsang 18/1

Nairo Quintana 18/1

Warren Barguil 18/1

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

Verdict:

This is wide open and you can make a case for any of the GC leaders as well as many likely breakaway contenders.

Romain Bardet has been unable to stick with the likes of Thomas in the high mountains and his hopes of a podium finish look to have gone but he will want to salvage something from the tour and he might have something special today.

Bauke Mollema has been riding strongly in this final week and he provides the back up.

Suggested Bets: Stage win Romain Bardet at 18/1

Stage win Bauke Mollema at 28/1

 

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