Tour de France stage 10 is going to be a true test for the racers, especially since it’s right after their first rest the day before. Here are some general facts that will influence the odds at sports betting sites:
- This stage is scheduled for 17 July right after the rest day
- It will stretch for 158 kilometres on a painful mountain range
- It includes the first ‘hors categorie’ climb in Tour de France 2018
- It starts in Annecy and ends in Le Grand-Bornand
- The stage winds in an almost circular pattern, passing Thônes, La Clusaz, Bonneville and Cluses
Let’s take a closer look at it and its peaks. What are the odds for different riders and what are the strategies that they will have to use?
More importantly, how can you benefit from this by betting online? All the markets available on stage 10 are listed below.
Tour de France Stage 10 Odds
Stage 10 is extremely tricky. With the mountains higher than anything in earlier stages, it’ll be a challenge. Despite that, everyone will race to be the first to the top.
Those who get to the front will be able to breakaway on the descent. And in a competition like that, every second won this way is invaluable.
And who can get to the top first? The king of the mountains, of course. It’s a stage for climbers or all-rounders, who can compete for polka dot jersey.
That’s why you should bet on those only when placing outright bets on stage 10.
However, it’s not the only market you can capitalize on. Other stage 10 markets at various sports betting sites include:
- Winning margin
- Stage head-to-head bets
- Two-way stage bets
- Three-way stage bets
- Jersey win at the end of stage 10
- Jersey wearers at the beginning of stage 10
- Individual rider markets
- Stage 10 winning team
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Tour de France Stage 10 Profile
Right after the racers leave the shore of Lake d’Annecy, they’ll have to climb Col de Bluffy. But it’s only 1.5 kilometres at 5.6%, which is nothing compared to what comes next.
There’s a sprint section at 29th kilometre. After that, the 7% 11km-long climb to Col de la Croix Fry starts. This peak and the next peak is separated by 15 kilometres only. Besides, the next one is among the steepest.
The latter is the same one we mentioned above and it’s called Plateau des Glieres. It’s the hors catégorie section for the day.
The next fifty kilometres are mostly a descent. After that, a double climb awaits with Col de Romme (8.8km at 8.9%). Col de La Colombière (7.5km at 8.5%) awaits immediately afterwards, both first level mountain climbs.
The finish at Le Grand-Bornand is mostly a descent from Col de la Colombière. It has a slight uphill section only metres before the finish line. We expect a very fast-paced conclusion to the stage 10.
Tour de France Stage 10 Highlights
This stage is rather unique in the context of Tour de France. It features some unpaved roads, albeit short ones. One such stretch is only 1.8 kilometre-long, but it’s still an unusual terrain to encounter.
Aside from that, it’s full of tricky hill climbs and one of the most difficult uphill sections of the whole Tour de France 2018 with 11.2% elevation lasting for six kilometres.
The race on 17 July will start by the shore of Lake d’Annecy and follow if for the first 20 kilometres, followed by mountains and another relatively flat area in the middle of the stage.
Tour de France Stage 10 Start Time
The caravan starts moving at 11:15 AM local time and it should cross the start line twenty minutes later. The racers will begin the actual race two hours behind the caravan as is usual.
The caravan should arrive at the finish line in Le Grand-Bornand at 3:24 PM. The cyclists, on the other hand, should do so in a few hours’ time afterwards. Those whose average speed is 38km/h during this stage should arrive at 5:42 PM according to the calculations.
Since it’s a more mountainous terrain than those in the previous stages in the north, it will take a little longer in comparison to the length of it.
However, this doesn’t mean that the winning margin is likely to be big. The last kilometres will be faster than the climbs. So the first to the final peak will have to compete until the very end.
Tour de France stage 10 is the first truly mountainous stage, taking place on 17 July. You should bet on climbing specialists in this stage.