Tour de France 2018 Stage 6 Preview

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Contador thought he had won on the Mur in 2011 but Cadel Evans pipped him

Stage 6 of Tour de France takes place on Thursday, starting in Brest and finishing 181km along the road on the climb of the Mûr-de-Bretagne

Jersey Update:

17/10 favourite Peter Sagan won Stage 5 on Wednesday in a one up sprint against Sonny Colbrelli. The stage wasn’t as exciting as we expected but was ridden hard enough to shell most of the sprinters leaving the hard men to fight it out.

The yellow jersey is held by Greg Van Avermaet from BMC and there was no damage done to any of the major contenders and Chris Froome remains a 13/10 favourite ahead of Richie Porte priced at 11/2..

The Points Classification is led by Sagan (1/5) who surely just has to finish the tour to win yet another points jersey.

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

 

Stage Profile

As was the case on Wednesday we have a rolling profile but this time the finish comes top of the Mûr-de-Bretagne which is scaled twice in the last 16km. The climb is a Cat 3 and is 2km long but the gradient is 6.9% on average and it poses the arguably biggest obstacle on the tour to date in terms of difficulty, especially so as it comes at the end of the route.

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Stage 6 – Winner

Alaphilippe 28/10

Sagan 15/4

Valverde 4/1

D Martin 9/1

Yates 12/1

Gilbert 14/1

16/1 and upwards the rest

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

 

Verdict:

This stage has a tough finish and the true sprinters will have to take a back seat until stage 7. The final climb is irregular but very steep in places and while a breaks chances cannot be discounted I think that Quick Step will ensure that it all comes together by the top of the Mûr-de-Bretagne. Sagan has the ability to win again but my money is on the little Frenchman Alaphilippe who found the finish on stage 4 a little bit too easy for his liking.

Suggested Bet: Alaphilippe win at 28/10

 

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