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Tour de france Stage 18 Winner
Mark Cavendish (Team Sky) stormed to his second stage win in this year's Tour de France with another superb sprint finish on stage 18. The world champion showed his tactical nous to reel in a late break and to beat Matt Goss (Orica-GreenEdge) and Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) on the line.
Sky had led a relatively easy life on the undulating stage, posting Edvald Boasson Hagen in the early break, while Bradley Wiggins continued his march towards Paris. But in the closing stages, with a sprint chance for Cavendish in the cards, Sky called back its Norwegian star as Wiggins himself lead the pursuit of a last ditch six-man break.
Tour de France Betting Odds: Stage 18 sees the start of the long trek north, as the riders get ready to ride down the streets of Paris in search of the top of the standings. The riders point their bikes due north for a 215 km straight shot from Blagnac to Brive-la-Gaillarde before being shuttled nearly the rest of the way. The flat plain will be to the benefit of the sprinters here, as any lead will be huge with so few stages remaining the riders. Make sure you pay attention to even the slightest lead when you are making your Tour de France bets online.
If you miss out on this stage, you will find yourself woefully unprepared for the final two stages that bring the race into Paris for its traditional finale. The route here is not quite as prestigious, but it may be even more important. Friday July 20 will see the riders travel one of the longest stages all Tour long. Stage 18 stretches for 215 km. That lengthy of a stage leaves plenty of opportunity for lead fluctuation.
If one rider sprints out ahead, then he may find himself on the fast track for the yellow jacket. The third to final stage of the 2012 Tour de France goes from the farms of Blagnac to the infrastructure of Brive-la-Gaillarde. Watch out for riders making their most desperate moves here, as the end is certainly near.
There is no need for you to get desperate with your Tour de France betting online, however, as the live lines will keep you nicely updated on the current odds available for your wager. The race is winding down, but there is still time to take advantage with a win.
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Tour de France Betting Online: The 2012 Tour de France will take place from Saturday, June 30 to Sunday, July 22. This year will mark the 99th edition of the historic cycling event that began in 1903. The epic journey will begin in the Belgian city of Liege and end on the Champs-Elysees in Paris. BookMaker offers... Continue Reading
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