What’s the stage like?
A comparatively uncomplicated time trial – supplied the winds do not blow – on huge, straight roads, over 30.8km. That’s round 35 minutes of using for the entrance runners on a largely flat course, that meanders round a number of the world’s greatest vineyards.
Three weeks of fatigue will play a job, however the course gives no excuses.
Who are the favourites?
Three riders head the market. Wout Van Aert (2.9015/8) stands a greater likelihood than on Stage 5. His appendix removing previous to the Tour left doubts over his kind, which was initially in need of its greatest however has steadily improved because the race has progressed. His time trial win at Tirreno-Adriatico forward of a few of his rivals right here makes him a worthy market chief, however these odds look quick.
Stefan Kung (4.003/1) was spectacular within the Tour de Suisse – and his nationwide championship – simply previous to the Tour de France, and has been among the many greatest time trialists in recent times.
Of the trio, although, Tadej Pogacar seems one of the best worth at round 4.407/2, for no different cause than he received Stage 5 by 19 seconds, on an analogous course. Admittedly, he has achieved a good bit of aggressive using since then, however then his powers of restoration appear to be as exceptional as his all-round prowess, so it will be no shock to see him repeating right here, particularly after the relative relaxed Stage 19 that his crew orchestrated.
Who are the almost definitely outsiders?
A case will be made for Kasper Asgreen (18.0017/1), however he has a behavior of ending among the many greatest riders, reasonably than in entrance of them. Expect him to do likewise right here: place extremely however not win. Geraint Thomas (80.0079/1) and Richie Porte (60.0059/1) will in all probability place greater than their odds recommend they need to, however it will be a shock to see them take the stage win.
The greatest worth, then, is Stefan Bissegger at what look whopping odds of 18.0017/1. I’m tipping him for the identical causes as these outlined on Stage 5, however at thrice the percentages. He practically crashed that day, explaining his poor efficiency, however could make amends right here.
What impact will it have on the general markets?
Jonas Vingegaard wants to keep up his six second benefit over Richard Carapaz to remain in second place within the General Classification, however seeing as he had over a minute in hand on Stage 5, solely calamity ought to deny him.
*Odds appropriate on the time of writing