Let's see. Spread money over the following. Betvictor have the Spanish/German/France/British up and Unibet have the Belgium and Dutch up.
Don't see a sprint. Someone is going to solo this I think. Let's go a man in form.
Gerdemann @ $15
One of these should do it I think. Can't back against Sky in the Nationals.
Stannard @ $14
Rowe @ $15
Will put a small one on Dowsett @ $67 as we know he's flying at the moment.
Over in Spain. I will go with the form Movistar rider. Sanchez, Moreno and co will attack and when they do a Movistar rider will go with them to sit on whilst Movistar control the peloton for the potential sprint finish. If the group goes away then I think it will be this guy.
Intxausti @ $13
In France, **** knows. There's going to be a lot of attacks. I can't see it being a sprint. Alaphillipe and Gallopin are going to attack on this course and when they do, Europcar and FDJ and Cofidis will just send someone up the road. Again the backup will be bringing it back for the sprint for Coquard, Demare and Bouhanni, but I just think this is going to be a selective race with the sprinters struggling somewhat. Again, the pace can be controlled good enough for the sprinters with the 3 main teams, but, I think this could be a bit too tough for them.
Voeckler @ $17
Gallopin @ $19
Alaphillipe @ $11
Fedrigo @ $36
Sicard @ $151
Paddy Power doesn't take Australian accounts and the Irish one isn't up on Sportsbet in Australia which is owned by Paddy which sucks, but I was going to back Mullen @ $10 and Downey @ $9. An Post should get it again. Potentially reverse the order from last year.
Inevitable sprint finishes.
Debuscherre @ $12
Hofland @ $3
Debuscherre is a good chance to go back to back in a bunch finish. Lotto Jumbo should set up Hofland with their 15 odd riders.