Cycling: Back stage Pas…

After yesterday’s end of stage fireworks , today’s longest stage of the Tour promises 5 hours of a breakaway being controlled then reeled in, and then a mass sprint.

Double stage winner Fernando Gaviria is the clear man to beat, with double stage winner Peter Sagan the man most likely to do so.  But that’s exactly how the bookies see it with both very short.

Andre Greipel and Sonny Colbrelli have pushed the big two close, and yesterday’s intermediate sprint winner, Alexander Kristoff could have place prospects at a juicy 28/1.

However, we can’t resist another punt on Italian form- horse Andrea Pasqualon.  9th when we picked him two days ago, and top 10 on two of the other sprint stages already, he should go well on a gently inclined finish.  He showed how good his legs were with a decent effort yesterday, but this terrain is much more suitable.

He is the form of his life, and even though held by the big sprinters so far, he hasn’t had much luck and he really isn’t as far from the frame as his truly monstrous odds would imply.


To win stage 7 of the TdF:  Andrea Pasqualon, 0.5pts, each way, 250/1 (Betfred, Skybet)

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