SprintStage 4 of Tour de France 2021 takes place on Tuesday 29th June, a short and flat stage which looks most likely to end in a bunch sprint.

 

 

 

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Outright Update

 

Stage 3 on Monday was won by Tim Merlier ahead of Jasper Philipsen and Nacer Bouhanni. Stage favourite Caleb Ewan came down extremely hard in the sprint to the line and there was huge drama earlier with GC favourites also going down in the closing km's.

 

Primoz Roglic lost more than a minute after his fall and his market rival, Tadej Pogacar also suffered in the mayhem.

Matthieu Van Der Poel still leads the overall standings by 8 seconds from Alaphilippe with Richard Carapaz now the most prominent of the GC riders at +31.

Pogacar is 39 seconds down in sixth place and Roglic is 20th at +1:35

 

The outright betting for the General Classification and the Points Classification (green jersey) has seen some significant changes with Pogacar now 6/10 and Roglic and Carapaz both trading at 5/1 while Merlier is the new Green Jersey favourite at 5/2 after Ewan was forced to abandon. You can view all the long term options here.

 

Stage Profile

 

The riders remain in Brittany for a stage which is just 150.4km in length. There are no climbs on the route and the intermediate sprint is placed at around 114km.

 

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The Betting - Click here to bet

 

Tim Merlier 9/4

Mark Cavendish 7/2

Arnaud Demare 4/1

Jasper Philipsen 10/1

Mads Pedersen 11/1

Wout Van Aert 11/1

Cees Bol 16/1

Peter Sagan 16/1

Nacer Bouhanni 22/1

 

33/1 and upwards the rest

 

Note, prices are correct at the time of publication but are subject to change

 

The Verdict

 

This stage is not as straight forward as it looks with plenty of short climbs in the final kilometres. The sprinters teams should hold it together though and hopefully we have a crash free run in. Merlier is understandably favourite after his win today but there are plenty of others who could step up.

 

This finish would be perfect for Van Aert if he is allowed to sprint and given the crash of Roglic today and the fact that he is hoping to take Yellow in the ITT I am going to have a nibble on him at 11/1 and will also throw in a match bet double.

 

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Bet: Van Aert win at 11/1

Bet: Bol/Greipel onto Bouhanni/Van Poppel at 9/10

 

Note, prices are correct at the time of publication but are subject to change

 

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