Cycling TdF Stage 10: Sonny to Shine

The Tour gets back into full swing on Tuesday after the first rest day where teams can recharge and reassess their aims. And a seemingly benign stage 10 which is pan flat for 168km awaits as they take back onto the road. After the Friday move by Bora to reduce the sprinters to the bare minimum we cannot assume some form of attacks won’t take place.

However the likelihood is that we have a bunched sprint finish with so many riders potentially in with a chance. 

This brings us nicely to blog (but not returns) favourite Caleb Ewan who looks by far the most likely to win should he be in the shake up in the closing stages. But you are relying on him being able to jump wheels at the right time and show he is the best sprinter in the peloton. There is every chance he does so but he is priced accordingly at 16/5.

Having been burned twice by Ewan in the past week we will go more left-field with today’s poke in the form of Sonny Colbrelli.  He was once an out and out sprinter but has become more rounded and showed great legs at the end of Sundays stage for a sprinter and it could well be he is riding into form. He was seven times in the top 10 in sprint stages on last year’s Tour, and may now be able to come to the fore as fatigue becomes a factor

His price reflects the fact he has not figured much to date but in a wide open stage he looks a value play to get involved.

Recommendation:

Sonny Colbrelli to win Stage 10 of the Tour de France, 0.5pts each way, 150/1 Paddy Power

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