Stage 5 runs on an undulating route to a false flat finale and takes the race away from the Alps on a 183km ride from Gap to Privas. Who to back for the stage win? Check out here our Tour De France Stage 5 betting tips, best odds, recommended bets on Winner, Top 3 & Head to Head, free bets & promotion for Tour De France punters!
TOUR DE FRANCE STAGE 5 BETTING PREVIEWThe peloton leaves the Alps, passing from Gap to lower ground in Privas in the Ardèche region.
A break should go early, but with Stage 4 essentially being a “rest” day for the sprinters’ teams, they should easily close the gap and deny the first successful breakaway of this year's Tour.
The finish lies at the end of a false-flat of 8 kilometre long, with the Category 4 Côte de Saint Vincent Barrès only 16km from the finish.
However, this stage is even flatter than Stage 3, and we therefore expect nothing less than a mass sprint.
Stage 5 Top ContendersPeter Sagan is the strongest candidate as he will love this slightly uphill finish. The Slovakian has won plenty of stages very similar to this one, so we expect the multiple World Champion to be in the mix.
Jumbo's Wout Van Aert and CCC's Greg Van Avermaet are the other two selections, but the former could be charged with protecting his team's captain Primoz Roglic.
We wouldn't overlook Caleb Ewan, who won Monday's sprint in impressive fashion. The Lotto-Soudal's sprinter won a stage on a much tougher uphill finish at the UAE Tour back in February.
Julian Alaphilippe should have little trouble defending his yellow jersey but we don't see the Frenchman competing for the stage win.
Other possibile candidates are Sonny Colbrelli, Matteo Trentin, Mads Pedersen, Alexander Kristoff and Sam Bennett.
The likes of Cees Bol, Andrè Greipel, Niccolò Bonifazio, Luka Mezgec, Bryan Coquard and Giacomo Nizzolo are pure sprinters and could struggle on a such final. Elia Viviani is far from his best, so we rule him out for this one.
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Long Shots?Riders such as Oliver Naesen could try to upset the sprinters, favoured by all the twists, turns and roundabouts of the final kilometers. Edwald Boasson Hagen, Alexey Lutsenko and Michael Valgren Andersen are the other riders that, in our opinion, could try to escape before the sprint.
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