Tour De France 2015: Chris Froome Gears up for Second WinPublished July 26, 2015 by Florin P
Sprinters prepare for Stage 21, the last before Chris Froome gets crowned as Tour de France 2015 winner (14:15 UK time).
Two years ago, Chris Froome won the most important cycling competition in the world at the expense of Nairo Quintana. In 2015 he will make history for Britain and outshine his Colombian opponent in a more dramatic fashion. Very little can change in the 21st Round of the Tour de France, but while Chris is not going to be challenged for the lead, sprinters have high expectations for the final round.
The Last Stage Matters for Sprinters
A quick glance at the odds offered by Bet365 Sports for Stage 21 will reveal the fact that Andre Greipel is credited with the first chance to win. He proved his worth over the course of the entire Tour de France and the bookie offers odds of 11/8 on him to emerge victorious. His toughest competitor is Mark Cavendish who is chasing his 5th victory on Champs Elysees. Mark was invincible four years in a row, and punters who trust him will enjoy excellent odds of 9/4.
Keep an Eye on the Underdogs
Peter Sagan and Alexander Kristoff shouldn’t be underestimated, even though Bet365 has odds of 6/1 and 7/1 on them to win. The former has already secured the green jersey and will try to top it off with a win in the final stage, while the latter hopes to save face by winning on Champs. Regardless of what happens on Sunday, Sagan will finish ahead of Kristoff, but this doesn’t make victory in Paris any less meaningful.
Stage 21 Match-Ups
Froome is not going to be stopped in his tracks today, but punters can still enjoy excellent odds when pitting top athletes against each other. Alberto Contador and Nairo Quintana are evenly matched and Bet365 has odds of 5/6 in the head-to-head markets, exactly the same as the Peter Sagan vs Alexander Kristoff duel. Alexandro Valverde has a slight edge over Vicenzo Nibali, with odds of 4/7 as opposed to 5/4.