Tour de France Stage 1

Saturday sees the start of the 103rd Tour de France and I see a little bit of value in betting on the winner of the first stage.
Typically a sprint stage the opening stage is again very flat this year and looks every unlikely to be anything other than a bunch sprint. The best sprinter in the peleton nowadays is without doubt German Marcel Kittel. He won the opening stage in ’13 & ’14 and despite having a torrid 2015 due to illness and luck, he looks back to his best this year. He’s got a very strong lead out train with Etixx-Quick-Step and he is rightfully favourite to win this. For me, the main concern is crashes, which do happen early on in the Tour, but if he’s thereabouts with his lead out in the finale without any hold ups the 6/4 will look a very tasty price indeed.
He’s closer to Even money elsewhere and I reckon could go odds-on come the day.
£15 Kittel to win stage 1 @ 6/4 Coral

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