Final mountain stage a brute

pro2punter - Rafal Majka

The last big stage of the Tour de France and it's another brute. The GC will be sorted out today over the final two big climbs with plenty wanted to take the win as well. Yesterday left bruised bodies all over the road, and today with more rain forecast the peleton will be wary of more spills on the wet roads and downhill descents. Froome is in pole position and will probably just defend his lead in yellow after a fall yesterday. Ilnur Zakarin 1 points @ 16/1 BET HERE Warren Barguil 1 point E/W @ 16/1 BET HERE Dan Martin 1 point E/W @ 22/1 BET HERE Serge Pauwels 0.5 points E/W @ 66/1 BET HERE [sam id="15" codes="true"]

Podium places up for grabs

pro2punter - Alejandro Valverde

It looks like the Yellow Jersey is sewn up by Froome, but the podium places are still up for grabs. It's another huge stage in the Alps with some brutal climbs that starts with an 8km stint at 7% that isn't even categorized. The final ascent is up to Mont Blanc and the peleton will have been shreddded by then. It's more than likely a breakaway will make it so a few small bets at big prices are advised. Richie Porte won't be in a break but is the GC pick to take the win if the breakaway is unsuccessful. A great TT yesterday and the Tasmanian is desperate for a podium but still needs to make up time on the riders

Domoulin heading for Time Trial victory

pro2punter - Time Trial

It's mountain Time Trial day and the organizers have put a brute of a stage on the map, where Tom Domoulin looks like the man to beat and he's heading for victory in Megeve. Only a handful of riders who can seriously win this stage and Chris Froome leads the betting market, but is too short for us to get involved with, so value is elsewhere. Yesterday we smashed a 12/1 winner and 66/1 second, for a 19 point profit, so let's keep up the good work today! Tom Domoulin is 2nd favorite today and the bookies have Froome as the clear man to beat, but let's not forget Domoulin took over a minute out of Froome on the first TT

Huge day on Tour de France

pro2punter - Esteban Chaves

It's a huge day in the Tour de France for GC boys in what will be a brutal day for all riders with some massive climbs at the start of 4 days in the Alps. Extremely unlucky on Stage 16 with two riders that should have won and placed for big returns. Today we have a few value bets to get on. Richie Porte 2 points @ 7/1 BET HERE Ilnur Zakarin 1 point E/W @ 12/1 BET HERE Sebastian Reichenbach 1 point E/W @ 33/1 BET HERE Jarlinson Pantana 0.5 points E/W @ 66/1 BET HERE [sam id="15" codes="true"]

Stage 15 packs a punch

pro2punter - Matteo Trentin

Stage 16 is very much a classics stage where you need to pack a punch but can also sprint when the line comes. Depending on the pace some of the pure sprinters could be there at the end, but otherwise it will be the one day experts that will come to the fore. The route travels in to Switzerland as a tip of the cap to Fabian Cancellara who is retiring at the end of the season. He's third favorite to take the win but it's hard to see as he's not in top form and others make much more appeal. Alexander Kristoff is coming in to some form and this sort of course on a one day would be perfect for his

An explosive stage for the climbers

pro2punter - Rafal Majka

Most probably the biggest and most explosive stage of the Tour de France today, and it's an incredibly hard one to predict with a breakaway of top class climbers likely to get clear at some point. Chris Froome is still the target man for the GC contenders and his Sky team will be doing all they can to protect him. It's a brutal day as you can see from the profile below, so make sure you watch it on Eurosport from around 1pm. Yesterday we selected yet another winner on the sprint with Cavendish doing the business for us, and today may be a little harder to pick that winner, so go in with caution and have a few small bets

Sprinters return to the flat

pro2punter - Alejandro Valverde

After the last few manic stages of the tour it's back to the relative calmness of the flat stage where the sprinters should fight out the finish. Tomorrow is a huge day in the mountains so most of the GC boys will see this as a rest day, but as we've seen so far this tour, you can't take anything for granted. Yesterday we made a small profit on Domoulin winning the TT so today it's time for another winner. A headwind should prevent a breakaway today and all eyes will be on the likes of Kittel, Griepel and Mark Cavendish. The Manxman has lost his main lead out man Mark Renshaw to illness but Boasson Hagan is a capable replacement

Individual Time Trial today

pro2punter - Time Trial

It's the first of two Individual Time Trials today and after yesterday's shenanigans it's hard to predict what else may happen this Tour de France. We didn't expect to see Chris Froome running up Mont Ventoux without his bike and then the jury to reward him with the same time as the bunch. He was a lucky man as plenty say it's just the way bike racing is, you take the rough with the smooth. Today is a 37.5km time trial and it's fairly open considering past years when Tony Martin has dominated proceedings. Chris Froome and Tom Domoulin take up the favorite spots with the bookies and it should suit them, although probably more so Domoulin. It's not a course

Mont Ventoux for GC boys

pro2punter - Rafal Majka

We head to the legendary Mont Ventoux where the GC boys will play it out for the top spot. Unfortunately because of high winds the mountain top finish has been cut by 6kms meaning the end will be a little further down the road. Still a brutal stage is the order of the day and it may liven up proceedings, although Chris Froome is doing a great job of that already. Chalet Reynard is the where we head to and you can see the revised route below.     The two main favorite for the stage are obviously Chris Froome and Nairo Quintana, but both are fairly short and I can see a breakaway getting the jump on the bunch today. So a couple of

Sprinters come to the fore

pro2punter - Stage 17

The sprinters come to the fore today in one of the last chances to for a bunch finish at high speeds. Montpellier is renowned as a sprinters paradise and the teams will want to take advantage of a flat stage after the last few crazy days. Yesterday we had a 22/1 third place and Sagan just being pipped to second at 9/2. Clearly in form with a 14 point profit so far, today we have a few very big prices that have chances. The two main favorite for the stage are Marcel Kittel and Mark Cavendish with both priced around 2/1. If I was going for either it would be the Manxman but I personally think both are too short to back