181km relatively flat, fast and perfect for a breakaway. The last 20km has two Category 3 climbs with the second being a 2km climb of almost 7% to the Finish. Expect the sparks to fly on the final climb, it will be hard for any tired escapees to stay away. Watch out for Alaphilippe, Nibali, Martin and Gilbert who are Punchy Climbers (Puncheurs). Also look for specialist climbers who may not have the power to jump away from the Peloton but may grind away on this medium climb to wear away at those previously named. Porte, Barguil, Latour, Landa will all be doing their best work in the final 500 metres. I have been uninspired by the prices offered so far on the exchanges which have been poor. But I was up early and took an amazing price of 250/1 ew Warren Barguil for Stage 6 winner. Barguil a previous King of the Mountains winner, would Love to take a stage in front of his home crowd.
My Bets Today. Warren Barguil (250/1 e/w Ladbrokes). Ritchie Porte (199 average matched win Betfair exchange).