Tour de France 2018 Stage 8 Preview

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Stage 8 of Tour de France takes place on Saturday as the riders take on a 181km route from Dreux to a flat finish at Amiens Métropole

Race Update:

Dylan Groenewegen won Stage 7 on Friday, his first win of this year’s tour, getting the better of Fernando Gaviria and Peter Sagan in the sprint.

Greg van Avermaet picked up 3 bonus seconds on route and remains in yellow, 6 ahead of Geraint Thomas and there are 24 riders within 2 minutes or so.

The Points Classification is still led by Peter Sagan who has 234 although his lead was cut slightly by Gaviria who has 203. Kristoff is next best on 105.

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

Stage Profile

This stage is about 50km shorter than Friday’s marathon and there are 2 categorized climbs, both and a Cat 4’s in the first 70km’s. Whilst that should help a breakaway establish a decent enough lead in the first half of the race it’s pretty flat thereafter.

The Betting – Click here for all markets

Stage Winner

Fernando Gaviria 16/10

Dylan Groenewegen 18/10

Peter Sagan 9/2

Marcel Kittel 7/1

Arnaud Demare 12/1

Andre Greipel 14/11

Mark Cavendish 22/1

Alexander Kristoff 33/1

66/1 and upwards the rest

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

Verdict:

The flat finishes contested by pure sprinters so far have seen Sagan and Gaviria as the most consistent performers but Friday’s win for Groenewegen will do his confidence a world of good and he could well follow up.

Suggested Bet: Groenewegen to win the stage, 18/10

 

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