Stage 4, a 160km run from Sisteron to Orcieres-Merlette features the first uphill finish of this Tour de France. Will a breakway succeed or will the GC contenders battle on the final ascent? Don't miss our Tour De France Stage 4 betting tips, best odds, expert picks on Winner, Top 3 & Head to Head, exclusive promotions and free no deposit bonuses.
TOUR DE FRANCE STAGE 4 BETTING PREVIEWIt’s rare for the Tour de France to have a significant summit finish so early in the race, but the fourth stage already provides the race's first mountain-top finish.
The route sets off from Sisteron and takes in four categorised climbs before culminating on the Orcieres-Merlette summit, after 160 kilometers across five categorized climbs.
The final climb to Orcières-Merlette is a 7.1 kilometres ascent that goes up at 6.7%, not a punishing one but the stage does have almost 3,000 meters of ascent.
On paper the day is perfect for a successful breakaway but we also expect action from GC contenders - even if there will not bet big gaps between them. With the intermediate sprint coming early in the stage, it is likely the breakaway will form later.
Our Stage 4 FavoritesShould there be the appetite within the peloton to close the breakaway down, then Julian Alaphilippe and Adam Yates look the men to beat. The Frenchman will be extra motivated because of the yellow jersey he is wearing while the Aussie looked superb when he easily latched on to the breakaway on Sunday.
Tadej Pogacar,Romain Bardet, Philippe Gilbert and Thibaut Pinot could be also in contention for the stage win, should any breakaway fail to reach the finish line, while Primoz Roglic's form is still questionable as he is still dealing with a pre-race injury.
Alejandro Valverde and Tom Dumoulin looked far from their best form while Richard Carapaz is a big question mark.
Mikel Landa, Miguel Angel Lopez, Egan Bernal and Nairo Quintana usually prefer steeper climbs while Marc Hirschi, Bauke Mollema and Maximilian Schachmann confirmed they are in good shape.
Astana’s Alexey Lutsenko, EF Pro Cycling’s Sergio Higuita, and Movistar’s Enric Mas all deserve a mention.
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Who can we expect in the break?Benoit Cosnefroy for sure, to get all the points he can to continue wearing his King Of The Mountains jersey. The likes of Thomas de Gendt, Nans Peters, Jan Hirt, Alessandro De Marchi, Tiesj Benoot, Ben Hermans, Daniel Martin, and Simon Geschke are the other riders likely to attack early.
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