7:30 am
September 18

Tour de France Stage 19: Bourg-En-Bresse/Champagnole

Who will WIN the STAGE?

Sam Bennett or Wout Van Aert

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Current odds:

Sam Bennett: (+450)

Wout Van Aert: (+500)

Caleb Ewan: (+700)

Peter Sagan: (+800)

Mads Pedersen: (+1400)

Luka Mezgec: (+1400)


Deceuninck-Quick Step’s Sam Bennett won the Stage 18 intermediate sprint to further pad his green jersey lead over Bora-Hansgrohe’s Peter Sagan to 52 points. With a maximum of just 140 points on offer for the last three stages, it’s virtually impossible to imagine Bennett losing his grip on the competition now.

That should mean another breakaway rolls clear in the early going of the stage. More than half the teams in the race have yet to win a stage, and this is essentially the last breakaway opportunity, as it’s extremely rare for a break to win on the Champs-Elysées. So expect some motivated attackers.

There is a right-hand bend that’s more than 90 degrees; it would be unremarkable except that it comes just over 1km from the finish. That means the fight for positioning could be even fiercer than normal as all the sprinters’ teams try to make sure their speedsters and leadout men are right up front for the crucial corner. The bend is wide enough that it’s not a squeeze, and is immediately preceded by a gentle rise after the pack crosses a bridge over the Ain river.


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