Tour De France stage 20, the penultimate of this year's edition, is a 22.5km individual time trial around Marseille. Find here our Tour De France Stage 20 betting preview, best odds, predictions on Winner & Head to Head, betting offers & no deposit free bets all BetAndSkill readers!
TOUR DE FRANCE STAGE 20 BETTING PREVIEW The riders roll off the ramp near Stade Vélodrome to arrive there as well. The route is mostly flat, except for an explosive climb to the iconic symbol of Marseille, the basilica Notre-Dame de la Garde. The 1.2 kilometres climb at 9.1% runs to the summit, which is crested at kilometres 15.6. Following a 2 kilometres descent the last 5 kilometres head back to the home base of the Olympique de Marseille football club.
This year's Tour featured only an Individual Time Trial so far, on Stage 1. It was was a flat ITT of 14 kilometres and Geraint Thomas took the win ahead of Stefan Küng. The former has abandoned the race after a crash while the latter has been consistently strong at similar efforts in recent seasons, including parcours involving short climbs.
World time trial champion Tony Martin has been very quiet so far in this Tour De France. Maybe he was only waiting for this stage, even if there are concerns around his form. He came up short on Stage 1 in Düsseldorf and will certainly be extra motivated to end his Tour with a stage victory.
Chris Froome doesn’t need to win the stage he just needs to beat Rigoberto Uran and Romain Bardet to secure his 4th Yellow Jersey in Paris. He knows the race is his though, so a conservative ride may be more likely.
Rigoberto Uran will need a repeat performance of the time trial of his life to have any hope of surprising everyone and winning this year’s Tour. The Colombian beat Froome in a Vuelta time-trial back in 2014, challenge him in the Tour de Romandie and win in his absence at the Giro.
Primoz Roglic has shown his time-trialing prowess over flat, prologue stages, such as when winning stage one of Ster ZLM, as well as hillier, longer efforts, such as stage five of the Tour of Romandie, should be hard to beat here. he won the final time trial at the Tour of Italy last year and has already taken victories in three time trials so far this season. He will give his 100% in order to understand if he can develop in a Grand Tour contender or not.
Johnathan Castroviejo is also an excellent ITT rider. He has been more active in the mountain stages of the Tour as support for team leader Quintana. He climbs better than Kung which should give him a slight time boost on the 2 kms of the climb. Anyway, he was soundly beaten by Froome in a late time-trial during last year’s Vuelta and this one is no better for him.
Vasil Kiryenka was one of the most impressive rider in the first ITT in Dusseldorf, and he can handle some climbing on the way to posting fast times, as he demonstrated on Stage 10 in the Giro D'Italia.
Michal Kwiatkowski has improved his ITT performances in recent times and was decent in the stage 1 ITT.
Stephen Cummings decided to miss the break on stage 19 and this might be to allow him some recovery before a full-bore effort in the ITT.
Mikel Landa is not a renowned time trialist, but finished second in the Spanish Nationals and this route could be good for him.
Maciej Bodnar, Taylor Phinney and Jasha Sutterlin could aim to grab a top 10 finish.
TOUR DE FRANCE STAGE 20 ODDS
- Primoz Roglic @ 2.50
- Chris Froome @ 3.25
- Tony Martin @ 8.00
- Stefan Kung @ 10.00
- Vasil Kiryienka @ 21.00
- Michal Kwiatkowski @ 21.00
- Jonathan Castroviejo @ 26.00
- Rigoberto Uran @ 41.00
- Steve Cummings @ 67.00
- Maciej Bodnar @ 81.00
- Alberto Contador @ 101.00
- Michael Matthews @ 101.00
- Jasha Sutterlin @ 151.00
- Edvald Boasson Hagen @ 151.00
- Greg Van Avermaet @ 151.00
- Sylvain Chavanel @ 151.00
- Damiano Caruso @ 201.00
- Taylor Phinney @ 201.00
- Alexey Lutsenko @ 201.00
- Thomas de Gendt @ 251.00
- Andrew Talansky @ 301.00
- Marcus Burghardt @ 301.00
- Pierre Latour @ 301.00
- Mikel Landa @ 301.00
TOUR DE FRANCE STAGE 20 PREDICTIONS
- Winner: Primoz Roglic @ 2.50
- Winner: Michal Kwiatkowski @ 21.00
- Winner: Vasil Kiryienka @ 21.00
- Head to Head: Landa to beat S.Yates @ 1.72
- Head to Head: Boasson-Hagen to beat Matthews @ 2.20
- Head to Head: Uran to beat Bardet @ 1.33
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