AllJerseysStage 1 of Tour de France 2021 takes place on Saturday 26th June, the stage is just short of 200km long, starting in Brest and finishing with a category 3 climb at Landerneau.

 

 

 

Brent's video preview

 

 

Outright Update

 

The first jerseys are up for grabs and the teams of the favourites for the General Classification will have to be attentive from the word go.

 

The outright betting currently has defending champion Tadej Pogacar as favourite to be wearing yellow on the podium in Paris at 17/10 just ahead of compatriot Primoz Roglic (22/10) who led the GC for much of last year's tour. The ever powerful Team Ineos have a number of cards to play including former winner Geraint Thomas, third favourite at 11/2

 

The outright betting for the Points Classification (Green Jersey) sees Caleb Ewan top the betting board at 2/1 ahead of Peter Sagan at 5/2 and Arnaud Demare at 3/1.

 

Other outright betting markets available include the King of the Mountains, Best Young Rider and the Team Classification and you can view all the long term options here.

 

Stage Profile

 

The profile is up and down all day with no fewer than six categorized climbs. Given the climbs are all of the Cat 4 and Cat 3 variety it suits the proven one day classics riders and assuming the breakaway is caught we can probably expect a thrilling conclusion on the final climb which is 3 km long with some very steep sections at an average gradient of 5.7%.

 

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The Betting

 

Matthieu Van Der Poel 28/10

Wout Van Aert 5/1

Julian Alaphilippe 6/1

Peter Sagan 10/1

Sonny Colbrelli 10/1

Michael Matthews 16/1

Primoz Roglic 16/1

 

18/1 and upwards the rest

 

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

 

The Verdict

 

Stage 1 should be very exciting and I expect it to follow the usual Tour de France pattern with a small but weak break allowed to get ahead of the peloton before being reeled back in and a battle commences on the final climb.

 

The last climb will take out the pure sprinters such as Cavendish and Ewan and I'm expecting the top 3 in the betting to fight it out with possible input from the likes of Sagan, Colbrelli and Matthews.

 

Matthieu Van Der Poel is a worthy favourite and my pick for the stage win which remember comes with the added insurance of money back in free bets should he finish second.

 

Bet: Matthieu Van Der Poel to win the stage at 28/10

 

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

 

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Tour de France 2021 Stage 21 Betting Preview
Tour de France 2021 Stage 21 Betting Preview

Stage 21 of Tour de France 2021 takes place on Sunday 18th July when the tour ends with the traditional finish on the Champs-Élysées in Paris.

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