Tour de France stage 15 is one of the last stages in this year’s race. It’s only seven days away from the finish in Paris. Here are some other key facts:
- It’ll take place on 22 July
- It’s the last stage before final rest day in Tour de France 2018
- Stage 15 will take place from Millau to Carcassonne in Southern France
- It’s 181 kilometres-long
- It’s a hilly terrain type of stage
On the way, the road of this stage will pass Fontrieu, Lacaune-les-Bains and Saint Affrique. It’s a moderately fast stage with some uphill battles for the racers to compete in.
Stage 15 Gambling Options
Are you a sports fan and someone who doesn’t shy away from betting? Here are some of your gambling options:
- Outright winner of the stage
- Stage 15 sprint section winner
- Winning team
- Riders to wear coloured jerseys after stage 15
- Head-to-head bets
- Stage 15 winning margin
There are more options than that at different betting sites. Here are some odds for lucrative bets on some of these markets.
Tour de France Stage 15 Odds
This is a stage that has a little bit of everything. Therefore, our experts favour teams that are the most versatile this year.
The same applies to individual riders. The most likely winner of stage 15 is someone who is good at all terrains. There are quite a lot of flats and straight roads for sprinting. At the same time, riders will get their share of climbing too.
Being the last stage before a rest day, it should be very exciting. The participants will push themselves to the limit. This means that we can expect very intense final kilometres of the race.
Of course, the winning margin of one second or less odds are low as always. But if there are any stages where a photo finish would be required, stage 15 is among them.
Tour de France Stage 15 Profile
The first hill climb in the stage starts as early as the sixth kilometre. It’s a third category uphill. The competitors will have to climb for a little over 3 kilometres at 5.9% degree to Côte de Luzençon.
Then follow gentler hills and flats. 50 kilometres in and the racers will encounter the second climb. This one is of the second category. It’s a 10-kilometre climb at 4.9% to Col de Sié.
Afterwards, it’s another long and relatively steady descent. At the bottom of it, an intermediate sprint will take place in the 120th kilometre. Pic de Nore starts directly after that. It stretches for 12 kilometres and ascends at 6.3% angle.
After this first category mountain section, it’s a sharp 40-kilometres-long descent. The finish line at Carcassonne awaits at the lowest point of the stage.
Tour de France Stage 15 Highlights
The locations visited during this day won’t be completely new to the race. However, it’s a very interesting stage with some difficult climbs and steep descents.
The three hill passes which reach up to 1,2 kilometres above the sea level. It gets higher and more difficult as the cyclists progress through the stage. However, the final stretch up to Carcassonne provides an opportunity to test one’s speed going downhill as well.
Those first on the last peak will have good chances to finish first too. However, the stage isn’t that mountainous as to eliminate sprinters from the equation.
The final kilometre of this stage is almost completely flat. It ends on a lower level than the start in Millau. It’s just above 100 metres in regards to the sea level.
Tour de France Stage 15 Start Time
Stage 15 of Tour de France 2018 will start on 22 July at 1:20 PM. To be exact, that’s when the racers will cross the start line in Millau. The race should finish after 6 PM, though the fastest bicycle riders will definitely arrive sooner than that.
The Tour de France caravan will take off a few hours before the cyclists’ start at 11:10 AM. It’ll arrive at Carcassonne at 4 PM. You can expect the first competitors to trail it by at least an hour at the time of the finish.
Tour de France stage 15 is perfect for all-rounders and versatile teams. That’s why they have the best odds at betting sites.