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Tour de France 2015 – Stage 4 Recap!

Tour de France 2015 - Stage 4 Recap!As the 2015 Tour de France for Cycling continues and completes the 4th stage of the 2015 we will look as some of this Stage 4 results and highlights that took place yesterday Tuesday Morning the 7th of July 2015.

The German T. Martin had a brilliant finish on this past Tuesday to win the Stage 4 of the 2015 Tour de France, as her finished in front of the peloton on French territory.

The German rider started the day with a single second deficit to C. Froome by only 1 second in the general classification. Now with the win on the cobblestones and dusty roads in the north of France, Martin will begin the 5th stage wearing the yellow jersey.

Martin actually launched a late attack after passing the last stretch of cobblestone roadway, and riding the bike of a team mate, was able to stay ahead of the pack as he gave it his all in the final run, and was able to beat the pursuing cycling sprinters by just a few seconds in this stage 4.

Remember that on Monday the cyclers had a big crash, and 1 biker had a trip to the hospital, and it was confirmed later on Monday that he would not be able to ride for stage 4 on Tuesday.

With the race just 1 hour old and reporting of light rain and some dangerous crosswinds that could hit the cobblestone roads awaiting the pack, the race pace was stepped up to a very fast pace. It was the Sky team that pushed the pace.

Then came the first section of cobblestone roadway and thankful without an incidents, and that left only 6 more sections of the same cobblestone paths left in the race, while the teams and pack began to prepare for the spring. The top honors for the lead group was taken by T. De Gendt, while M. Cavendish won the sprint for the tack and taking points away from A. Greipel and Sagan for the sprinters.
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Now the 2nd section of cobblestone roadway was just a few kilometers away, and the riders were no facing the threat of thunderstorms, and the pack seemed to be preparing for another day of possible crashes. The 1st to crash was D. Martin and that happened quickly, and the Sky team picked up the tempo and took control of that 2nd cobblestone section, and then the sun broke up, diminishing the threats of thunderstorms.

In the next sector of the race, one of the favorites, A. Kristoff had a tire puncture that ended his hope of winning the stage. The general classification favorites of Cavendish and Sagan were able to in this section to position themselves very well preparing for the unexpected.

Incredibly the 1st peloton were able to stick together in the cobblestone sections of roadways, which did not take place in last year’s race. Then in the final stretch surfaced the 1st attacks as V. Nibali, Froome, Degenkolb and Stybar joined the pact that was made up of some 8 riders in the race. This group then seemed to fall apart as many riders to move forward from the back of the pack.

For those thinking about placing a bet at an online sportsbook and are into the 2015 Tour de France, you must know at this point of the race the German Martin with just 3 kilometers to the finish, was thrilled with his chances of winning the yellow jersey, so the time trial expert, stepped up his pace and won this 4th stage and the yellow jersey at the same time.

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2015 Tour de France Betting

2015 Tour de France Betting Preview

2015 Tour de France betting previewThe 2015 Tour de France is right around the corner and many biking fans around the World awaiting this events while the participants are dreaming of having their day in the yellow jersey at the Tour de France.

That because the 2nd most important Jersey is the green one, that is given to the more consistent rider over the three week tour period.

Another major goal for the riders is the stage wins and many participants put more value to them, than the green jersey.

This 2015 tour will bring some new and interesting competition for the green jersey this year, as the 2014 Winner P. Sagan this year is changing teams, and he could be surprised by racing beside A. Contador who is seeking the Giro Tour Double this 2015.

A surprise announcement this past week was the M. Kittel has withdrawn from this 2015 Tour de France resulting from injuries and lack of preparation for the event.

So we take a look at who might be challengers for the green and sprint race wins.

From the team Etixx-Quickstep is M. Cavendish the Manx missile as he’s called for a long period has been one of the better sprint racers on the planet, with the statistics to prove same, having some 25 different stage victories at the Tour de France over the years. With Kittel being out Cavendish should win at least 1 stage.

Tinkoff-Saxo teams P. Sagan has wore the green at this Tour for the ultimate 3 racing seasons. Over his career he has won four times, but in 2015 had a zero total. With Contador on his team not much help is anticipated.
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Lotto-Soudal team with Andre Greipel who appears to be in excellent form this season, and 2 date in2015, won 2 stages at the ZLM tour as well as receiving point’s classification and general classification. In the last 4 seasons he has won 6 stages at the Tour.

The Giant-Alpecin team has J. Degenkolb aboard who to date has not won a stage at the Tour, and that may be his teammate Kittel who is faster, but now with Kittle out, he now take over the Giant-Alpecin team. Earlier this season he won the Milan San Remo and the Paris Roubaix.

The BMC Racing is with G. Van Avermaet and animator of the 2014 Tour and seeks to improve his titles in this 2015 Tour de France. Watch as when the track has obstacles, that’s where Avermaet shines, and on the flat tracks he should be in the top ten and consistently on the top five.

Then the FDJ team has A. Demare on seat, and last year he scored well for his FDJ team with some 3 top efforts on the flat tracks. He is a young and is improving over the season as he won some stages at the Tour of Belgium 2015, and he seeks top 5 finishes and even a win, but that may be over his head.

The Katusha team is with A. Kristoff who has been hot for the classic season 2015 as he has won several races with his sprinting and attack tactics. He managed to finish 2nd on the 2014 Champs Elysees Tour. It appears he’s a favorite for the green in Paris this 2015.

The Orica-GreenEdge is with M. Matthews and his team is after stage wins as often as they can when the can suit up Matthews. Has struggled somewhat this season, but still should be a key rider in the flat stages and make green jersey points.

Team Euopcar has rider B. Coquard who came on strong in the 2014 Tour de France as he amassed as many green points as he could, and finished 3rd in classification points. Coquard this year he will seek a stage win.

If you Bet on Sports and an Offshore sportsbook, you should know that this 2015 Tour de France begins on the 4th of July 2015 and has 21 stages with the final concluding the Tour on the 26th of July 2015.