Tour de France Betting: Stage 6 PreviewPublished July 6, 2017 by Sol FH
Froome holds on to the yellow jersey, but faces a tough Stage 6. Catch all the action today from 11:05 GMT.
There has already been some devastating consequences in this year's Tour de France and we are only finished five stages. The race continues on today in Stage 6, but without two of the biggest champions the world of cycling has ever seen in Mark Cavendish and Peter Sagan. This is due to the unfortunate crash towards the end of Stage 4, in which Sagan apparently elbowed Cavendish sending him into the barriers, and ultimately home with a broken shoulder. Sagan was disqualified following the act leaving the race wide open with plenty of kilometers to roll.
Stage 6 has a rolling profile and we may see the faster riders try to break away early. The 216 km track from Vesoul to Troyes includes two Category 4 climbs and a sprint in Colombey les Deux Églises. Even those that prefer a quicker pace will certainly not be able to contest with the expected heat during the day and by the time the riders enter Troyes, one can bet that we will have a pack of jerseys together. The final 5 km are completely flat and the sprint that we will see today should be intense to watch.
Today's favorites for a good finish are Marcel Kittel, and Andre Greipel. Chris Froome holds on the the Yellow jersey, Arnaud Demare has the Green, Fabio Aru has the Red Polka-dots, Simon Yates has the White for best young rider, Team Sky is so far the best team and Gilbert is on the board for most aggressive rider.
Tour de France Betting
Ahead of Stage 6, bet365 Sports has a ton of pre-race odds. Bettors that thought Sagan or Cavendish would still be in the running should place a new bet, as those ships have sailed, Froome (1.66), Aru (5.00) and Richie Porte (5.25) have the best chance now and the action will be streamed live at bet365 Sports.