Betting Tips for the Smart Punter

Stage 5 hits the mountains

We hit the mountains in Stage 5 and it’s an extremely open one, where many of the GC boys will come to the fore. Yesterday we hit a blank with a third place and a surprise win for an out of form Kittel. Today I have three nice looking bets, a couple of big odds that have a great chance of being in the mix on the final descent to the finish.

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The best bet of the day is on Alejandro Valverde who will have noted this one down on his road map for a possible win. It’s similar to Stage 2 where he finished thrid behind Sagan and Alaphilippe, but this stage is a little more lumpy and the Spaniard will enjoy the terrain a little more than his two main rivals. Although he’s supporting Quintana a stage like this will be great for team confidence and Movistar will support his efforts for victory.

 

2016 tour de france stage 5 preview

I’m also having a couple of smaller bets on outsiders who should enjoy this stage. Steve Cummings will be let off the leash as Mark Cavendish will have no chance taking this stage win. After being omitted from the Olympics GB team he will want to prove something to the selectors and nothing works better than getting in a break and chances of a stage win. He’s a beast on the fllat and also a steady climber, so at big odds he’s worth a punt each way.

My other each way bet is Alexis Vuillermoz who is having a great season. The AG2R man has kept his powder dry so far and Romain Bardet won’t need him for this stage, so the Frenchman could well make a bold bid if the early breakaway is caught.

Advised bets (7 points total)

Alejandro Valverde 2 points E/W @ 6/1 BET HERE

Steve Cummings 1 point E/W @ 25/1 BET HERE

Alexis Vuillermoz 0.5 points E/W @ 50/1 BET HERE

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