Tour de France stage 20 predictions and cycling betting analysis
Wonderful Wout van Aert can demonstrate his versatility
Free cycling tips, best bets and analysis for stage 20 of the 2021 Tour de France.
Where to watch
ITV4 & Eurosport 1, 12.05pm Monday
Wout van Aert to win stage 20
2pts 5-2 bet365
Stage 20 preview
Mark Cavendish will have to wait until Sunday's final stage on the Champs-Elysees if he is to win a record 35th Tour de France stage after Matej Mohoric won his second stage of this year's race from a breakaway into Libourne yesterday.
Cavendish, who maintained his advantage at the top of the points classification, finished alongside champion-in-waiting Tadej Pogacar in the peloton over 20 minutes behind Mohoric.
Given Pogacar's dominance of the race, little remains in play for Saturday's time trial other than a reordering of the minor placings.
The route is strikingly similar to that of the stage-five time trial, which Pogacar dominated, and few will bet against him capping his procession to Paris with a fourth stage success of this year's race.
If anyone can stop the Slovenian then Jumbo-Visma appear to have the best chance.
Jonas Vingegaard, third on stage five, should cement second place in the general classification with a decent showing against the clock, while Wout van Aert has got better as the race has gone on.
A winner of bunch sprints in previous Tours and on the double ascent of Mont Ventoux this year, Van Aert has shown there isn't much he can't do on a bike and time-trialling is another of the Belgian champion's fortes.
He opted against a tilt at the polka-dot jersey in the final week despite being well placed in that classification heading into the second rest day and may well have been targeting Saturday's stage.
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