Tour de France Week 2 Parcours & Betting Tips (Stage 10-15)

Tour de France Week 2 Parcours & Betting Tips (Stage 10-15)

During Week 2 of the Tour de France the riders will face three heavy stages with mountains. The first three of a total of six stages will be in the mountains. During these stages the teams will need to conquer for example the Alpe d’Huez, Col de la Colombière, Cormet de Roselend, Col de la Madeleine and the Col de la Croix de Fer. After these three stages the riders will continue there journey in flat terrain with some smaller hills. Week 2 of the Tour de France will take the riders from Annecy, in the south against Switzerland, to Carcassonne which located south in the Pyrenees. In this article we will share some insights on the parcours, stages and possible winners during Week 2 of the Tour de France 2018.

Recap Tour de France Week 1

The first week of the Tour de France is over and Greg Van Avermaet is riding in the yellow jersey. During Week 1 most stages came down to a sprint after a long and boring ride through the France countryside. Fernando Gaviria took the first sprint in the stage between Noirmoutier-en-l’Île and Fontenay-le-Comte. The second stage winner was Peter Sagan, he had the strongest sprint in La-Roche-sur-Yon after 182,5 kilometres. During day three the teams competed in a team time trail which was won by BMC Racing. This victory ensured Greg Van Avermaet was claiming the yellow jersey. After this time trail Gaviria took his second stage win and during stage 5 Peter Sagan claimed his second victory. Stage 6 was no terrain for the sprinters since the riders needed to climb the Mûr de Bretagne twice, Daniel Martin won this hard stage.

After having no success in the first few sprints Dylan Groenewegen turned the tide. The young Dutch sprinter won both the sprint during stage 7 (Fougéres – Chartres) and the sprint during stage 8 (Dreux – Amiens). Because of this both Gaviria, Sagan and Groenewegen took two stage victories during week 1. Week 1 of the Tour de France 2018 ended with a very intense stage from Arras to Roubaix. Stage 9 offered a brutal parcours over 156,5 kilometres with not less than fifteen cobbled sectors. In the end Van Avermeat, Degenkolb and Lampaert battles for the stage win, a battle which was won by Degenkolb. This was the first ever Tour stage win for Degenkolb.

Although week 1 ended with a very exciting stage a lot of people didn’t enjoyed the parcours of the first week. Not a lot happened and most of the stages came down to a single sprint in the end of the stage. This made watching the Tour not very entertaining. Although this is the case we expect Week 2 to be more exciting with more mountains and battles between the team captains.

Tour de France Stages Week 2 (Parcours)

In the table below you will find an overview of the parcours and stages for Week 2 of the 2018 edition of the Tour de France. As you can see Week 2 offers a total of six stages. The first three stages will be perfect for climbers since they travel into mountainous terrain. After these heavy stages the riders will enter more flat terrain which might be more suited for the sprinters within the peloton. After the six stages of Week 2 the riders will enjoy a rest day on July 23. After that the riders will continue their journey from Carcassonne to the Champs-Élysées (Parijs).

STAGEDATEPARCOURSTYPELENGHT (KM)
1017-7-2018Annecy – Le Grand-BornandMountains158,5
1118-7-2018Albertville – La RosièreMountains108,5
1219-7-2018Bourg-Saint-Maurice – Alpe d’HuezMountains175,5
1320-7-2018Bourg d’Oisans – ValenceFlat169,5
1421-7-2018Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux – MendeFlat / Hills188,0
1522-7-2018Millau – CarcassonneHills181,5

Predictions Stages Week 2 Tour de France

During the first week of the Tour de France 2018 the riders will have to endure 6 stages. The first three will take the riders through the mountains. The other three stages are flatter and only offer some small hills. Below we will highlight each stage and explain which riders are the favourites to win*. Have a look at this page for an overview of a starting riders and teams.

Predictions Stage 10; Annecy – Le Grand-Bornand

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During stage 10 of the Tour the riders will travel from Annecy to Le Grand-Bornand. During the 158,5 kilometre parcours the riders will need to conquer four peaks. The most important peaks are the de Col de la Croix Fry (11.3 kilometre at 7%), Montée du Plateau des Gières (6 kilometres at 11.2%), Col de Romme (8.8 kilometres at 8.9%), and Col de la Colombière (7.5 kilometres at 8.5%). After that, a 15 kilometre descent will decide who will be the stage winner. Because of this we expect that the winner of this stage has great climbing and descending skills.

Our favourites to win Stage 10;

  1. Vincenzo Nibali
  2. Alejandro Valverde
  3. Robert Gesink
  4. Chris Froome
  5. Primoz Roglic
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Predictions Stage 11; Albertville – La Rosière

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During the second stage of Week 2 (Stage 11) the riders will travel from Albertville to La Rosière. This parcours of 108 kilometres will take the riders over four impressive climbs. The climbs for the 11th stage are the Montée de Bisanne (12.4 kilometres at 8.2%), Col du Pré (12.6 kilometres at 7.7%), Cormet de Roselend (5.7 kilometres at 6.5%) and the La Rosière (17.6 kilometres at 5.8%). We expect that a good climber will go for the day victory during stage 11. This makes riders like Robert Gesink, Adam Yates and Warren Barguil our favourites.

Our favourites to win Stage 11;

  1. Robert Gesink
  2. Adam Yates
  3. Daniel Martin
  4. Warren Barguil
  5. Alejandro Valverde
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Predictions Stage 12; Bourg-Saint-Maurice – Alpe d’Huez

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The last day (Stage 12) in the mountains will take the riders from Bourg-Saint-Maurice to the top of the legendary Alpe d’Huez. As a real Dutchie I hope that a Dutch riders will show up on the Alpe d’Huez first (the mountain is know as the Dutch mountains during the Tour de France). Maybe Robert Gesink will have a good day and claim the victory for the thousands of Dutch fans which are located next to the twenty-one numbered switchbacks. Other favourites to win this stage are strong attackers and general classification contenders with good climbing skills.

Our favourites to win Stage 12;

  1. Robert Gesink
  2. Rafel Majka
  3. Mikel Landa
  4. Chris Froome
  5. Thomas de Gendt
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Predictions Stage 13; Bourg d’Oisans – Valence

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Stage 13 during Week 2 of the Tour de France will take the riders from Bourg d’Oisans to Valence. This stage is almost 170 kilometres long and mostly flat. The parcours features a few small hills including the Côte de Brié (2.4 kilometres at 6.9%) and the Côte de Sainte-Eulalie-en-Royans (1.5 kilometres at 4.9%). We expect this day to be perfect for quick escapers or for the sprinters when it comes down to a massive sprint.

Our favourites to win Stage 13;

  1. Thomas De Gendt
  2. Fernando Gaviria
  3. Peter Sagan
  4. Arnaud Démare
  5. Toms Skujiņš
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Predictions Stage 14; Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux – Mende

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Stage 14 will take the riders from Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux to Mende. The parcours has a length of 188 kilometres and features some hills and mountainous terrain. This stage is perfect for punchers who have good descending skills. The most important part of the parcours is the final climb of the Col de la Croix Neuve (3 kilometre at 10,2%) with steep pieces of up to 18% followed by a 1 kilometre descent to the finish.

Our favourites to win Stage 14;

  1. Alejandro Valverde
  2. Julian Alaphilippe
  3. Daniel Martin
  4. Adam Yates
  5. Vincenzo Nibali
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Predictions Stage 15; Millau – Carcassonne

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The last day of Week 2 (Stage 15) will take the peloton from Millau to Carcassonne. This parcours has a length of 181,5 featuring some moderate climbs. This parcours will be perfect for climbers with good descending skills. Because of this we expect that one of the attackers within the peloton will claim the day victory.

Our favourites to win Stage 15;

  1. Tony Gallopin
  2. Alejandro Valverde
  3. Julian Alaphilippe
  4. Warren Barguil
  5. Bob Jungels
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* All predictions are based on our opinions. Use this information but always make sure you place your own bets.

Find out more of our betting tips for the Tour de France 2018 on this page!

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