The 18th stage of the Tour de France, a 171km route from Trie-sur-Baïse to Pau, takes place on undulating terrain. It's stage that offers an interlude in the Pyrenees sequence. This article contains our Tour De France Stage 18 betting preview, best odds, expert tips on Stage Winner & Head to Head, exclusive free bets & no deposit bonuses for all our readers!
TOUR DE FRANCE STAGE 18 BETTING PREVIEWThe biggest hurdles on the 18th stage are the Côte de Madiran (1.2 kilometres at 7% ) and the Côte d’Anos (2.1 kilometres at 4.6%). The final ascent is crested with 18.5 kilometres remaining. Hence, if the sprint teams don’t give the breakaway too much leash it should come down to a clash of fast men again.
Anyway, following the onslaught in the Alpine stages the fastest sprinters are already home, including Fernando Gaviria, Dylan Groenewegen, Andrè Greipel, Mark Cavendish and Marcel Kittel.
With so many sprinters already having abandoned the race, who can win on Thursday?
Peter Sagan is the favourite #1 one for this stage. But the Slovakian ace crashed on the descent of the Col de Val Louron-Azet in the 17th stage and required medical attention. Probably Sagan will avoid any risk as he's on his way to win a sixth green jersey in seven years. Some reports suggest that his only goal now is to reach Paris.
Hence, Arnaud Demare and Alexander Kristoff have their best chance to claim a stage win this year, having been pipped by Sagan a couple of times after the Alps.
Other possible riders expectred to be in the mix are Sonny Colbrelli, Andrea Pasqualon, John Degenkolb and Edvald Boasson Hagen. We don't think they have enough power to claim the success but these riders can surely make the Top 3.
Few names. Magnus Cort Nielsen could try to sprint while Maximiliano Richeze, Cristophe Laporte and Timothy Dupont will surely compete for a spot in the Top 10.
In case of winning breakaway, don't rule out riders such as Greg Van Avermaet, Jasper Stuyven, Michael Valgren, Daniel Oss and Oliver Naesen.
TOUR DE FRANCE STAGE 18 ODDS
- Alexander Kristoff @ 3.75
- Arnaud Demare @ 4.00
- Peter Sagan @ 5.50
- John Degenkolb @ 11.00
- Magnus Cort Nielsen @ 15.00
- Sonny Colbrelli @ 17.00
- Edvald Boasson Hagen @ 21.00
- Cristophe Laporte @ 41.00
- Greg Van Avermaet @ 46.00
- Maximiliano Richeze @ 51.00
- Niklas Arndt @ 51.00
- Yves Lampaert @ 51.00
- Jaspet Stuyven @ 67.00
- Thomas De Gendt @ 67.00
- Michael Valgren @ 67.00
- Oliver Naesen @ 67.00
- Daryl Impey @ 71.00
- Stefan Kung @ 101.00
- Andrea Pasqualon @ 126.00
- Sep Vanmarcke @ 126.00
- Niki Terpstra @ 151.00
- Daniele Bennati @ 151.00
- Timothy Dupont @ 151.00
- Daniel Oss @ 176.00
TOUR DE FRANCE STAGE 18 PREDICTIONS
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