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Impey creates history on a day Greipel takes the win
For the first time since the stage to Alpe d'Huez in 2008, one team-mate has passed the yellow jersey of the Tour de France to another team-mate. Simon Gerrans had two glorious days in the lead of the 100th edition but in the final kilometre of the 176.5km stage that finished in Montpellier, he watched on as his South African team-mate Daryl Impey raced ahead to 13th place and thus the lead in the general classification. It happened in the same city where a South African first won a stage of the Tour - Robbie Hunter in 2007 - and although the Australian stage winner in Calvi is out of the lead, the 'maillot jaune' remains in his team.
While that GC order was being determined by minor places, the sprinters were vying for line honours on a hot and windy day when only one rider dared try to escape the bunch. Luis Maté's earned an hour of pain with his early attack but once he was caught it was an anxious ride to the city that South Africans will remember well. Lotto-Belisol may have lost its general classification specialist Jurgen van den Broeck who didn't start because of injuries sustained in a crash yesterday but the Belgian team is celebrating success. André Greipel polished off a stunning lead-out by masters of the art like Marcel Sieberg, Greg Henderson, Adam Hansen and Frederik Willems. The German champion came off the wheel of his colleagues and no one had the power to get around him.
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 6 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 6, which is scheduled for Thursday, July 4th, 2013. This stage will stretch from Aix-en-Provence to Montpellier, France, 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!
Stage 5 will leave off in Marseille, one of France's most bustling towns. From there, the riders will take off just to the north in the Aix-en-Provence, and just the idea that there is going to be a race through the Provence this year is stunning in nature. Teams can't get caught up in the sights and the spectacles that they will be riding through in this one, and instead, they are going to have to get back on their game. The ride the day before was a lengthy one at 219 kilometers, and though Stage 6 isn't considered to be one of the most grueling tests in the world, it certainly could become problematic.
Interesting for the riders too, is the fact that this stage is going to be run mostly inland. It is going to be the first time in which the riders have been on the mainland of France running anywhere more than just a few miles from the coastline. The jaunt to the north off of the starting blocks could provide some issues, especially if Mother Nature has her way. The wind and the heat in the Provence area of France is known to be wicked, and some of the best riders have ended up victims and have been taken out of the running on the Tour de France gambling odds in similar stages.
Alberto Contador will remember his ride through the Provence in 2009, as he was ultimately nearly thrown off of his bike by a jolt of wind that came out of nowhere. He did go on to win the stage, and he very well could ultimately do the same this time around if he can get some help from his teammates. All too often though, Contador rides away from his team, and that could get him into some trouble in Stage 6 of the Tour de France.
Peter Sagan and his Team Cannondale might be amongst the ones to watch out for in this run on the Tour de France wagering odds. This is already a man who has six stage wins in his career in lengthy races, including three from last year at the Tour de France. He could very well find himself in contention for wearing the green jersey once again this year as the points classification leader, and we have to think that he is ultimately going to have a real shot to lead his team to victory in this one.
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Tour de France gambling - Richie Porte making name for himself in 2013 Tour de France
Tour de France Betting Online: While Chris Froome is now just days away from wrapping up his first Tour de France championship, there is another rider on his team who is proving he could be among the contenders in subsequent years. Richie Porte is not even in the general classification as he helps out on Froome’s Team Sky group, but has proven himself as an up-and-comer in Tour de France gambling.... Continue Reading
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