Tour De France Stage 8, a 181km route from Dreux to Amiens, is one of the few left in the Tour which is perfectly setup for a bunch sprint. Check out here our Tour De France Stage 8 betting preview, highest odds, expert tips on Winner & Head to Head, bookmakers promotions & no deposit free bets to start betting with no risks!
TOUR DE FRANCE STAGE 8 BETTING PREVIEWThe sprinters’ teams, aware that they’re running out of chances, could keep the race under control and chase down any escapees before the finish in Amiens. It’s also Bastille Day, which means the French men and teams will run with extra motivations.
Although the race features two KOMs – Côte de Pacy-sur-Eure (2 kilometres at 4.3%) and Côte de Feuquerolles (2.3 kilometer at 4.3%) -, the rolling route really is a red carpet for the sprint teams. So, we expect a breakaway being reeled in by the sprint teams in the final kilometres, before the speedsters go head-to-head for the last time until Stage 13.
Fernando Gaviria and Peter Sagan are again the top favorites should the stage come down to a sprint. They have both secured two stages so far.
Anyway, Dylan Groenewegen found his groove on Stage 7 and could upset the favourite duo once again.
Andre Greipel, who won the last Tour stage to finish in Amiens in 2015, was impressive on Stage 4 (third behind Gaviria and Sagan), but failed to be a real contender in the other bunch sprints.
Sonny Colbrelli has been prominent in two sprints during the opening week, finishind twice runner up
French duo Arnaud Demare and Christophe Laporte placed fourth and fifth, respectively, on Stage 7 and will aim to improve their position on Bastille Day.
Mark Cavendish is slightly improving. The Brit looked stronger on Friday and could have possibly made the podium with some better timing from his sprint train. Furthermore, the Amiens finish will suit him better than Chartres.
The only sprinter who hasn't impressed so far has been Marcel Kittel. His only remarkable result has been a 3rd place in the opening sprint, but the German has done very little to be hopeful about since.
Alexander Kristoff could be in the mix but we don't expect him on the podium. The same applies for John Degenkolb, Andrea Pasqualon, Magnus Cort Nielsen and Timothy Dupont.
TOUR DE FRANCE STAGE 8 ODDS
- Fernando Gaviria @ 3.20
- Dylan Groenewegen @ 3.20
- Peter Sagan @ 6.50
- Marcel Kittel @ 11.00
- Arnaud Demare @ 13.00
- Andre Greipel @ 15.00
- Mark Cavendish @ 34.00
- Alexander Kristoff @ 41.00
- Sonny Colbrelli @ 51.00
- John Degenkolb @ 81.00
- Christophe Laporte @ 126.00
- Magnus Cort Nielsen @ 151.00
- Timothy Dupont @ 151.00
- Andrea Pasqualon @ 201.00
TOUR DE FRANCE STAGE 8 PREDICTIONS
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