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Gerrans: a first for an Australian team
The Orica-GreenEdge team had an influence on the race in stage three that will put a smile on the faces of all involved.
The two Simons - first Clarke, then Gerrans - made sure the jersey of the Australian team was seen throughout the race and on the podium as winners. Simon Clarke was voted the winner of the 'Fighting Spirit' award, a consolation for a bold effort to try and steal the polka-dot jersey.
And it was Simon Gerrans who finished off an outstanding day for the first Aussie team to contest the Tour de France.
Beating the Tour de France odds is one of the most difficult things that a bettor could do. Here at BookMaker Sportsbook, we're giving you a profile of Stage 3 of the Tour, giving you all of the ins and outs of what you can expect for this stage and stating some of the riders that might be best to be on your radar when it comes time to actually bet the race.
The Tour de France continues with Stage 3, which is scheduled for Monday, July 1st, 2013. This stage will stretch from Ajaccio to Calvi, and the NBC Sports Network is going to have the live television of this race. Join us at BookMaker Sportsbook as we give you all that you need to know about this stage when it's time to analyze the Tour de France odds!
Of all of the stages that are going to take place on the Tour de France betting odds this year, perhaps the most beautiful is this third race here in Corsica. The island to the south of the mainland of France has never been featured in the Tour de France before, and this is the first time that the cyclists will be on the west side of the island as they get closer towards getting back in the mainland of the country.
The ride starts in Ajaccio at the Place Moit, which is right next to the Mediterranean Sea. The stage runs to the north and the west until reaching the coastline at Cargese, and from there, it is a straight run up the coast. The creeks of Piana are going to be highlighted on this run, and there are many narrow passes which not many riders are going to be able to get through at one time. As a result, starting off this stage is key, and knowing that there are some hills in the area could be problematic.
The good news for those who aren't the most skilled is that the Tour de France gambling odds will be relatively level as long as the break is clean. There aren't any climbs that are anywhere near some of the long rides up hillsides and mountains in the middle of the country on the second day of the race, though the highest points of this 145 kilometer run are all at the outset. The high point of the race on the first day of July is the Cols de Marsolino, which reaches its peak at 443 meters above sea level.
The end of the stage is the road from Calenzana to Calvi, where the riders will get ready on the fourth day of the competition to head back to the mainland and off of the island of Corsica.
What makes Stage 3 particularly interesting, though? There literally is not a single meter which features flat land. The coastline of Corsica has its highs and lows, but very few individual meters are at the same elevation as the previous meter. That's going to bode well for some of the more experienced riders on the Tour de France wagering odds, and in the end, though many may be close, only the strongest, such as perhaps Chris Froome and Thomas Voeckler will be the ones that cross the finish line in Calvi first.
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