The 21st stage at the Tour de France, a 116km run from Houilles to Paris Champs-Élysées, will see Geraint Thomas securing his first Grand Tour. But who wil win the expected final sprint on the Champs-Elysees? Read here our Tour De France Stage 21 betting preview, best odds, winning tips on Stage Winner & Head to Head, exclusive promotions & no deposit free bets for all sports bettors!
TOUR DE FRANCE STAGE 21 BETTING PREVIEWThe last stage of the Tour de France is largely a processional, celebratory affair. The first half of the race is a parade with champagne and on occasional cigar, but once the riders hit the cobbles of the famed avenue the real race begins.
After a 60 km tour of the surrounding countryside and outlying suburbs, riders will do 8 laps of the 7km finish circuit between the Arc de Triomphe and the Jardin des Tuileries, including one with Intermediate Sprint points, before a final dash to the line.
The outcome has been a bunch sprint for the past twelve editions as have to go back to 2005 for the last rider - Aleksandr Vinokourov - who managed to hold off a charging peloton on the Champs-Élysées.
Following the onslaught in the Alpine stages, most of the sprinters are already home, including Fernando Gaviria and Dylan Groenewegen who both secured two stage wins this year. Marcel Kittel, André Greipel and Mark Cavendish also abandoned.
This leaves Alexander Kristoff and Arnaud Demare the only pure sprinters in the race. The former has been second here before. The latter, who has never finished higher than 5th on this final stage, has won Stage 20 and is the #1 favourite. Anyway, it was a ragtag finish where several of his main competitors were poorly placed on the run-in.
Edvald Boasson Hagen has a good history on the Champs-Élysées. He's raced this stage six times in his career, finishing in the top four on four occasions.
Other possible contenders are Magnus Cort Nielsen, John Degenkolb, Sonny Colbrelli, Maximiliano Richeze and Andrea Pasqualon.
And don’t count out French riders like Christophe Laporte and Timothy Dupont.
Who could upset the sprinters?
It's very unlikely that someone pull off but Greg Van Avermaet, Nikias Arndt, Jasper Stuyven and Daryl Impey are the most probable candidates.
TOUR DE FRANCE STAGE 21 ODDS
- Arnaud Demare @ 2.38
- Alexander Kristoff @ 4.50
- Peter Sagan @ 5.50
- Christophe Laporte @ 11.00
- John Degenkolb @ 15.00
- Magnus Cort Nielsen @ 17.00
- Edvald Boasson Hagen @ 19.00
- Sonny Colbrelli @ 21.00
- Maximiliano Richeze @ 34.00
- Jaspet Stuyven @ 51.00
- Nikias Arndt @ 67.00
- Greg Van Avermaet @ 67.00
- Sep Vanmarcke @ 126.00
- Michael Valgren @ 151.00
- Yves Lampaert @ 151.00
- Andrea Pasqualon @ 151.00
- Daniele Bennati @ 151.00
- Timothy Dupont @ 151.00
- Daryl Impey @ 151.00
TOUR DE FRANCE STAGE 21 PREDICTIONS
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