Each lap has 939 metres of climbing but the length of the stage means riders shouldn’t be in trouble.
There is a lack of top sprinters racing this week,so Peter Sagan stands out as a clear favourite.Other riders that should contest the sprint are:Tony Gallopin,Greg Van Avermaet,Luka Mezgec,JJ Haedo and Freddy Rodriguez.
Sagan is in a different class to these riders and I expect him to win with ease.His odds are very short and not really worth the bet,so a value bet is Tony Gallopin at 25/1 each/way.You’re getting just over 6/1 on him finishing in the top 3.
He can sprint quite well and finished 3rd on stage 2 of the Dauphine this year,behind Viviani and Meersman.He won the recent San Sebastian classic,although from a breakaway.
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