Stage 6 of the Tour de France is the longest of the race and it measures almost 220 kilometres starting from Binche and ending in Lonwy with the sprint taking place after the 145 kilometres.
STAGE 5 RECAP
The 5th Stage proved every bit as dramatic as we thought it would with the cobbles playing a massive role in a General Classification shake up.
It was a stage where Jumbo-Visma would have been expecting to put pressure on race favourite, Pogacar, but instead it was Jumbo who were on the back foot after crashes to both Wout Van Aert and Primoz Roglic. In the end it was Simon Clarke who edged breakaway specialist, Taco van der Hoorn for the win as the break stuck on a frenetic day. Boassen Hagen completed the podium.
There were big gains in the General Classification for Pogacar with Roglic in particular losing time.
Wout Van Aert hangs on to the Yellow Jersey by 13 seconds from Powless, but lurking just 19 seconds back in 4th is race favourite, Pogacar who is currently 2/7 to win the Yellow Jersey.
Van Aert has a strong hold on the Green Jersey and is a 1/5 favourite to wear it in Paris.
Click here to bet on all Tour de France markets
STAGE 6 BETTING – Click here to bet
Wout Van Aert 9/2
Tadej Pogacar 7/1
Matej Mohoric 12/1
Dylan Teuns 14/1
Matthieu Van Der Poel 16/1
Michael Matthews 20/1
STAGE 6 ROUTE AND PREDICTIONS
This looks to be a very interesting stage and one where the breakaway must have a good chance of sticking. There will probably be a frantic battle to get into the break so if you are watching the Tour de France live try and catch the first hour and at the very least the final hour of Stage 6.
The battle for the break normally means strong riders getting away and then the question is which teams are going to chase it down? Normally I would point to Jumbo-Visma defending the yellow jersey of Wout Van Aert, but after his fall yesterday and the general bad day that they had, it might be a time for regrouping.
BikeExchange may well chase for Michael Matthews and if Peter Sagan has recovered from his crash yesterday he may well put his team on the front. If it does come together we should have an interesting battle between General Classification candidates and the tough, durable sprinters who enjoy the sharp climbs.
The finish is particularly tough with 800 metres at 12.3% with just 5 kilometres to go and then we have a drag of 1.6 kilometres at 5.8% up to the line.
The betting suggests an open stage and that is exactly what it is, but I am going to point to race favourite, Pogacar at 7/1 and if it all comes back together he has the legs to pull clear and win solo or finish the job in a reduced sprint.
Remember this bet comes with the Money Back Guarantee for Second Place in the form of Free Bets – see banner below
BET: Tadej Pogacar win 7/1
Note: All prices correct at the time of writing but are subject to change