The 2019 Tour de France betting market is wide open after Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick Step) cracked toward the end of Stage 15. Alaphilippe still retains the yellow jersey and hold a 95-second lead over defending champion Geraint Thomas, but Thibaut Pinot is the new favorite after he moved into fourth overall and only 1:50 off the lead.
The spell has its final rest twenty-four hour period before the subspecies capitulums towards the Alps for five more phases before reason outing following Sunday in Paris. Without Chris Froome in the subspecies this twelvemonth, everyone gestate it could represent a totally toss up with no legit depending dearie. And less than a workweek to start, no 1 has a lock chamber on the subspecies like in former old ages.
Recognition the spell labor organizers for thin outing the meter tribulation phases and pull offing courses of study to cease with a giving climbing. As a solvent, ten dissimilar rides gain the beginning tenner undetermined phases.
“This year’s Tour course is ideal for attackers and improvisation,” said Andrew Hood at VeloNews. “The first two weeks were truly engaging, with plenty of opportunities to liven up the race. (Organizers) deserve credit for gradually spicing up the first half of the route. No longer is the race a dull procession of flat sprint stages. The inclusion of short walls and hilly finales gives wings to the attackers.”
STANDINGS THRU STAGE 15:
Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick Step) 61:00:22
Geraint Thomas (Team Ineos) +1:35
Steve Kruijswijk (Jumbo-Visma) +1:47
Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) +1:50
Egan Bernal (Team Ineos) +2:02
Thibaut Pinot won Stage 14 and finished in second in Stage 15 behind Simon Yates. The Frenchman from Groupama-FDJ moved into fourth place overall. He’s less than two minutes off the lead.
In overall squad banking, Movistar is passing by 30:45 over Trek-Segafredo. Squad Ineos locomote into 3rd overall and tracking by 30:54. Groupama-FDJ is quaternary but tracks by 36:22.
On Deck: Phase 16 Nimes Sprint
Stage 16 features a 177 km flat trail with a speed bump at Cote de St-Jean-du-Pin. Riders will be caught in a bunched sprint on the famous Pont du Gard.
directing into Stage 16, sprinter Dylan Groenewegen is the favourite to gain the following phase at 5/4 betting odds harmonizing to William Hill. Caleb Ewan is 5/2 betting odds to gain in Nimes. Elia Viviani is 7/2 betting odds to gain Stage 16.
TOUR DE FRANCE BETTING:
Thibaut Pinot 1/1
Geraint Thomas 3/1
Julian Alaphilippe 4/1
Egan Bernal 5/1
Steve Kruijswijk 9/1
With six stages remaining, Thibaut Pinot is the favorite to win the Tour de France. According to William Hill betting markets, Pinot is 1/1 odds to win. He is trying to become the first Frenchman to win the Tour de France since 1985.
Defending champ Geraint Thomas looked fatigued in Stage 14, but bounced back with a vengeance in Stage 15 to shave off the time that Alaphilippe padded after Thomas got dropped in Stage 14 at Tourmalet. Thomas is 3/1 odds to win back-to-back titles. His teammate at Ineos, Egan Bernal, is 5/1 to win.
Meanwhile, Alaphilippe still continues to hold the yellow jersey. He finally showed signs of cracking, but it’s been an amazing race for the Frenchman. He’s 4/1 odds to win.
Steve Kruijswijk is lurking in third place, but he’s only 9/1 odds to win.