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Cycling Odds to Win 2013 Tour de France Stages 14 Through 17

Chris Froome Lead the Race

The next few stages of the Tour de France will be critical to leader Chris Froome as he tries to put some distance between himself and Bauke Mollema and Alberto Contador. The upcoming stages will feature some tough climbs and the whether Froome wins or loses could be decided in the next few days. Let’s take a look at Stages 14 through 17 and Tour de France betting.

Chris Froome has a lead of 2 minutes and 28 second over Bauke Mollema but his bigger threat is Alberto Contador who is in third, two minutes and 45 second behind. One of the main challengers to Froome had been Alejandro Valverde but he suffered a tire puncture in Stage 13 and lost more than eight minutes of time which pretty much ended his chances.

The concern for Froome heading into the Alps is that Team Sky looks weak. Edvald Boasson Hagen was forced to withdraw due to injury and Ian Stannard and Geraint Thomas do not look up to the task of helping Froome.

July 13th - Stage 14, Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule to Lyon

There are seven climbs in this stage so a breakaway is definitely possible. It is also the day before Bastille Day so some of the French riders may want to make a statement.

July 14th - Stage 15, Givors to Mont Ventoux

Stage 15 is the longest of the tour at 242 kilometers. This is where Froome will likely pull away to a safe lead or be caught. The riders get a rest day after this stage so expect to see one of the best days of the tour.

July 16th - Stage 16, Vaison-la-Romaine to Gap

The riders should be ready for this stage but it won’t be easy with three climbs that are category two. The final climb offers a big chance for a breakaway.

July 17th - Stage 17, Embrun to Chorges

This is the last individual time trial of the tour and a big chance for Froome to gain even more ground on his rivals.

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