So after the first mountaintop finish of the race the peloton has a couple of sprint stages.

Marcel Kittel ($2/$1.40) is favourite to  get number two  this race. After a chaotic stage       4, he is ready to get back into the winners books.

Arnaud Demare ($3.50/$1.55) has the duck off his back now. That will count for something.

Andre Greipel ($6.50/$1.85) is the second fastest sprinter in the race now.  Needs the right lead out & he will win.

Nacer Bouhanni ($13/$2.50)  can only win if everyone else falls

Dylan Groenewegan ($13/$2.75) was in good form prior to this race. Hasn’t shown it but has a good leadout so if the form is there,he is a good chance.

Alexander Kristoff ($13/$2.50) needs it harder as he doesn’t have the right leadout.

Michael Matthews ($21/$4)  was boxed in stage 2 & was caught behind the crash stage 4. With good luck finally he can challenge.


  1. Marcel Kittel
  2. Andre Greipel
  3. Arnuad Demare
  4. Michael Matthews
  5. Dylan Groenewegan