MountainsStage 8 of Tour de France 2021 takes place on Saturday 3rd July and the riders head into the high mountains for the first time before a down hill finish to Le Grand-Bornand

 

 

 

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Outright Update

 

Stage 7 on Friday was a rolling profile and it was won by Matej Mohoric from Jasper Stuyven and Magnus Cort Nielsen. With high mountains over the weekend the stage was not expected to have a major impact on the GC but it was turned on its head with Matthieu Van Der Poel and Wout Van Aert part of a strong breakaway which was to stay clear and both those riders extended their advantage in the overall standings.

 

The big news in the GC was Primoz Roglic cracking on a Cat 2 climb and his chances of yellow would appear to have gone up in smoke.

 

As far as the overall standings are concerned van der Poel held on to yellow and is 30 seconds clear of Van Aert with Kasper Asgreen at +1:49 and Mohoric is fourth at +3:01. Of the recognized GC riders Tadej Pogacar is fifth at +3:43 and Vincenzo Nibali moved up to sixth at +4:12

Pogacar is 4/10 to wear yellow in Paris, Carapaz is 8/1

 

There was an intermediate sprint on Stage 7, Mark Cavendish took maximum points and he now leads the Points Classification with 168 points, 65 points more than his nearest rivals and he is 13/20 to be in green in Paris.

 

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Stage Profile

 

After a marathon journey of 250km on Friday this stage is 100km shorter in length. A Cat 3 and Cat 4 climb get the ball rolling and then we have 3 Cat 1's the first of the tour, the last of which tops about around 15km from the finish.

 

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The Betting - Click here to bet

 

Tadej Pogacar 11/2

Michael Woods 111/1

Miguel Angel Lopez 12/1

Julian Alaphilippe 14/1

Richard Carapaz 14/1

 

20/1 and upwards the rest

 

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

 

The Verdict

 

A battle between Pogacar and Carapaz could be on the cards if the breakaway is chased down whilst the likes of Woods and Lopez are riders who were injured in the early crashes and they are now looking to stage wins rather than the overall standings.

 

I'll go with Carapaz from the GC contenders backed up with a nibble at Ben O''Connor who might get in the breakaway

 

Bet: Richard Carapaz at 14/1

Ben O''Connor 28/1

 

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Tour de France 2021 Stage 21 Betting Preview
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