Article submitted by twitter user @cyclingbolar

As expected yesterday was a break stage. Today, well, it will either be a sprint of about 50-80 riders or it will be a solo attack.

The stage is designed that a late attack can stick. The road narrows and it’s up and down. Someone with good legs may be able to hold off the peloton as organisation will be difficult.

Elia Viviani $2.90 – If Quick-Step control this stage then that will put Viviani in the best position. If he is in the right position, he will be hard to beat.

Peter Sagan $3 – Not sure what to make of Sagan. I don’t think his form is coming along the way he wants. Maybe challenge for podium, but can’t see him winning.

Giacomo Nizzolo $13 – Has the speed, just needs the right positioning.

Danny Van Poppel $16 – If his team does what they did in the stage he came second in, then he is a very strong chance to win. He does have a strong team here that can help him.

Ivan Garcia Cortina $34, Matteo Trentin $23 and Eduard Prades $51 could all feature in what could be a chaotic sprint.

It terms of a late attack, look to Lukas Postlberger $41, Victor Campenaerts $51, Laurens De Plus $151 and Tony Gallopin $151. 

Predictions.

Going to stick with Lukas Postlberger to win solo

  1. Lukas Postlberger
  2. Elia Viviani
  3. Danny Van Poppel

In terms of bets

Playing the late attack options. Taking Postlberger, Campenaerts, De Plus and Gallopin.

Odds found at Bet Easy