Discussion in 'Other Sports Betting' started by slick, Jul 2, 2018.
odds are correct at time of publishing (21:57 on 02/07/2018) and subject to change.
He looked shit hot towards the end of the Giro when he started to hit form but I suppose it all depends on how much that took out of him, the TDF being delayed due to the World Cup mind would have benefited him with the extra rest.
Not seen enough of Richie Porte this year to make a judgement on him because he's not been back that long since suffering Injury in that terrible accident in last years TDF.
Doumoulin could run him close but Froome proved he has the measure of him in the Giro should he hit similar form again.
Sky have a young good rider too in Egan Bernal who could prove a good E/W bet should Froome hit trouble and Sky have to make a few changes, Thomas may think he's second in command but Bernal is shit hot in the mountains and will probably be following Froome close home whilst Thomas will be expected to do some Donkey work in the lead ups.
He's never done a 3 week GT before but Sky and others believe in him enough to give him this chance.
That narrows the field down a hell of a lot.
The tour moves into the mountains for the first time this week and Sky seem to have Froome and Thomas joint GC contenders so It'll be interesting to see what happens there should Froome need assistance because Thomas has nearly a minute on him at the moment.
Main GC contenders a minute or so behind Froome are Bardet, Quintana and Uran which could narrow the field down further unless they have an exceptional day in the mountains.
Mikel Landa could have joined them after crashing yesterday but he worked a miracle managing to chase the peloton down and join them at the finish line.