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Oh so close with Mollema yesterday. Good win by Clarke.

Today we now look to another sprint stage. The opportunists have had their fun the last two days, now it is the sprinters turn.

Elia Viviani $1.55/$1.11 – It is no surprise to see the best sprinter in the world at these odds. He is the outright favourite and it is going to take some good positioning to beat him. A puncture late in the race is the only way he will lose. He is head and shoulders above the rest.

Giacomo Nizzolo $7/$2.20 – Finished second behind Viviani on stage 3. Was a good result for him as he hasn’t had a great year. Will challenge for the podium and if put in the right position and Viviani gets lost, he can win. Doubtful though.

Peter Sagan $6/$2 – Sagan is slowly getting back to his best after the crash in the Tour as shown by his third place on stage 3. He is not at his best yet so all he can hope for is a podium today.

Nacer Bouhanni $12/$3.40 – Was a good fourth on stage 3. Can he get his mojo back?

Danny Van Poppel $19/$4 – Has a good train. Was disappointing on stage 3 but if his team get him in the right spot, he is challenging for the win. Podium looks good.

Other names to look out for are Matteo Trentin $34/$7, Simone Consonni $29/$6, Marc Serreau $51/$14, Nelson Soto $67/$17, Ryan Gibbons $81/$21 and Jon Aberasturi $101/$26. They won’t be winning the stage but one may find themselves on the podium.

Can’t look past Elia Viviani for the win.

  1. Elia Viviani
  2. Danny Van Poppel
  3. Giacomo Nizzolo

Bets

Odds found at Bet Easy

Danny Van Poppel top 3 @ $4 (2)

Jon Aberasturi over Nelson Soto @ $1.87 (4)

Van Poppel is decent value for top 3. I think Aberasturi gets the job done over Soto.