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Tour De France Stage 7 Preview


Tour De France Stage 7 Preview

So Stage 6 has quiet a bit of life to it and not just because Kittel was not the winner but the manner of the whole thing. Kittel said he just didn’t have the legs for getting involved and eased himself home. OPQS for some reason felt Renshaw was deserving of a train and they powered it from a good bit out including Kwiatkowski who took a turn and also tried to go for it himself but was caught with a bit to go by the chasing group. In the end the blog broke even but had Greipel not held off Kristoff we could have been well up.

Read my Stage 6 Preview and Tips here

From a trading point of view it was a delight, I traded a little Sagan but got heavily into trading Kristoff once it was clear he had avoided some of the early crashes and he hit 11-12s from highs of 18-20s. In hindsight my staking was a bit of at about 1pm I was really wondering how Feillu wasn’t my main bet of the day on the blog. It impressive by Dumoulin to beat Renshaw home in the sprint for 3rd. Today showed how much Kittel digs in and he showed why he isn’t quiet a green jersey candidate at the moment. Pinot was the big loser in GC missing the spilt with his team and losing a minute.

Tour De France Stage 7 Preview

Stage 7 is a little different to the day before with somewhat relaxing terrain for most of the day till very late on when we have two late climbs before the finish. If the break is to stay away for the first time it will need more numbers than we have seen the past stages. It is possible they might stay away as Giant and Astana might feel it unnecessary to chase the break. The first climb is not that much trouble the second while shorter does have a ramp just over 5km  down to the finish from there. If any of the teams drive it hard it might prevent the sprinters winning this.

Tour De France Stage 7

At 11/4 Peter Sagan is rightly favourite for this stage. Kristoff is going strong at the moment and can get past these late climbs. With Gerrans hurting quiet a bit his team mate Albasini might be the one to follow this. With 235km to be covered the legs are going be tired by time they get to the finish after two wet days also sapping some of the riders. It is likely we might see more rain again at the finish in Nancy.

For now my bet is on Albasini as we know Orica are a big stage hunting team for this Tour. I might add Vichot and Gallopin to the book for trades as I feel they are both riders who could get themselves involved.

Tour De France Stage 7 bets:

.25pts Michael Albasini 20/1 betvictor (22-23 Betfair)

2pts Albasini to beat Van Avermaet 2.36 pinnacle

1.5ptsGallopin to beat Kwiatkowski 15/8 paddys

1pt Van Den Broeck to beat Fuglsang 2.42 pinnacle

1pt Edet to beat Voeckler 1.87 pinnacle

About Author

Based in Dublin, Ireland. Introduced to betting through horse racing, placed my first bet on kicking king to win the Gold Cup at 4/1. Used my love of all sports to take an interest in betting on sports. Qualified accountant with a way with numbers. Over years have found the niche sports most rewarding with NFL and Cycling, but always dabble in bit of everything. Focus in future is good staking and improved trading. Also blog at

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