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Kittel ahead of Greipel in a sprint of the Germans
After the excitement of the ninth stage and a day of rest, it was back to racing in the 100th Tour de France. The day was categorised as 'flat' and a bunch sprint was predicted... and that's just what unfolded in St-Malo at the end of 197km of racing. 'The Break' was composed of five men but they never really stood a chance of holding off the charge of a peloton that had been controlled by Argos-Shimano, Lotto-Belisol and Omega Pharma-Quickstep riders who were intent on ensuring that this day on the northern coastline of Brittany ended they way they had planned. With the lead-out duties done, it was time for the sprint to open up inside the final kilometre but that's when Argos-Shimano threw a spanner in the works of the sprinters' teams with a crash in the closing metres of the race. One of Marcel Kittel's lead-out men, Tom Veelers, looked right, then left to see where his sprinter was and he bumped shoulders with Mark Cavendish and thumped onto the tarmac. That took the wind out of the sails of the British champion just as he was poised to start his sprint; he ultimately trailed two Germans to the line... Kittel and André Greipel were mixed up in a drag race. German against German, Argos-Shimano versus Lotto-Belisol, youth against experience... and this time it was the young man who got the spoils. Marcel Kittel added a second stage win to his collection 10 days after his victory in Bastia on day one of the 2013 race.
Cycling enthusiasts from all over the world are going to be gathered together all across France for the always exciting Tour de France this summer. The 2013 edition of the race is going to be even more intriguing from an international standpoint, knowing that this is going to be the 100th time that this race has been run. Join us here at BookMaker Sportsbook, as we dive right into the ins and outs of Stage 10, as we have the best Tour de France betting coverage that you'll find on the internet!
2013 Tour De France betting action is set to take the world by storm this summer! On Tuesday, July 9th, the best cyclists in the world will get together for Stage 10 of the Tour de France, which will take run from Saint-Gildas-des-Bois to Saint-Malo, France. Coverage for this and all of the stages can be seen on the NBC Sports Network in the United States.
Perhaps the most important note to make before we even begin to discuss Stage 10 is the fact that this run on the Tour de France betting lines is going to be made after a rest day. The cyclists do all have to fly from Saint Nazaire to the Loire-Atlantique for Stage 10, but the day off of their bikes will do them all well after travelling nearly 1,500 kilometers over the course of the first nine days of this tournament.
This is the first time in the Tour that the riders will be headed to Western France, and once this stage is over, the field will be headed almost exclusively to the east and the south as the Tour de France rolls along.
Most in France realize the importance of Stage 10 this year, and it has little to do with the competition and everything to do with tradition and the history of the race and the country. One of the sights that the riders will pass through will be the Saint-Cyr Military School. Cadets are going to be lined up in uniform to salute the riders, and this setting is clearly going to be both moving and emotional.
As far as the stage itself is concerned, there really aren't all that many trouble areas to watch out for. There is only one relatively small incline towards the end of the stage that could provide troubles on the Tour de France betting odds, but in all likelihood, this is a race for the sprinters and the sprinters only.
Last year, there were two riders in particular that really dominated on some of the flatter stages that called for more sprints than anything else. The only German rider to claim a victory in any of the stages was Andre Greipel, who won Stages 4, 5, and 13, all of which were on flat courses. Mark Cavendish won Stages 2, 18, and 20, all of which were relatively flat as well. These are definitely two of the cyclists that we are going to be watching out for when we make our Tour de France betting picks for Stage 10, though after the day off and the travel time, this is one of those stages that could provide a tremendously unpredictable result.
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