Portuguese Rui Costa managed a great victory in a solo break

Portuguese Rui Costa managed a great victory in a solo break

The most famous and followed cycling race in the world – the Tour de France has just finished its 19 stage in the mountain valley where the Col de Glandon awaited the cyclists. Portuguese Rui Costa managed a great victory in a solo break overcoming Chris Froome who was quite absent from the action.

Stage 19 is known for being supreme in climbs, distance, technique and more vertical metres. Here is quick review of what the stage is about:

Stage 19 Preview

  • Km 33.5 – Col du Glandon (1 924 m) 21.6km climb at 5.1% – category H

  • Km 83.5 – Col de la Madeleine (2 000 m) 19.2km climb at 7.9% – category H

  • Km 143.0 – Col de Tamié (907 m) 8.6km climb at 6.2% – category 2

  • Km 165.0 – Col de l’Épine 6.1km climb at 7.3% – category 1

  • Km 191.5 – Col de la Croix Fry (1 477 m) 11.3km climb at 7% – category 1

The closing part of the race was quite exciting with climbs and a real fast descent as shown below

 

Stage 19

Stage 19

The following is the top 10 of the overall team standings in the Tour:

Place

Team

Time

Gap

Team #

1  

TEAM SAXO-TINKOFF

230:46:35

00:00:00

10

2  

RADIOSHACK LEOPARD

230:50:14

00:03:39

5

3  

AG2R LA MONDIALE

230:54:12

00:07:37

9

4  

MOVISTAR TEAM

231:02:26

00:15:51

13

5  

BELKIN PRO CYCLING

231:15:59

00:29:24

17

6  

KATUSHA TEAM

231:42:46

00:56:11

11

7  

EUSKALTEL – EUSKADI

232:06:48

01:20:13

12

8  

OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP

232:23:37

01:37:02

16

9  

GARMIN – SHARP

232:32:50

01:46:15

18

10  

BMC RACING TEAM

232:32:59

01:46:24

4

Source: http://tourdefrance.nbcsports.com/

While the favorite riders to win the 100th edition of the Tour de France are:

Place

Name

Time

Time Gap

Team

Bib #

Age

1  

Christopher FROOME

77:10:00

00:00:00

SKY

001

28

 

Edvald BOASSON HAGEN

SKY

002

26

79  

Peter KENNAUGH

79:25:40

02:15:40

SKY

003

24

 

Vasili KIRYIENKA

SKY

004

32

132  

David LOPEZ GARCIA

80:26:32

03:16:32

SKY

005

32

Source: http://tourdefrance.nbcsports.com/

As the Tour de France is coming to an end many sports betting fans look to place their bets on their favorite riders. The following are some of the current outrights to win the race:  Nairo Quintana   40    /     Alberto Contador  35     /      Joaquim Rodriguez   200    /     Chris Froome   1/33

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