Tour de France Odds 2019
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Two of the top 2019 Tour de France favorites have now fallen by the wayside. Stick with us for rider news and weekly odds updates!
— CyclingTips (@cyclingtips) June 20, 2019
Britain's four-time champion Chris Froome has been ruled out of the Tour de France after breaking his leg in a crash.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) June 12, 2019
Staged from July 6 to 28, 2019, and running from Brussels to Paris, the Tour de France is the biggest bicycle battle of the year with sports betting online offering the most available cycling odds. Wagering on cycling's premier event? Below are the Tour de France 2019 odds which were last updated on 24/06/19.
|2019 Tour de France Odds|
|Enric Mas Nicolau||20.50||21.00||21.00|
|Chris Froome (Out )||OTB||OTB||OTB|
|Tom Dumoulin (Out)||OTB||OTB||OTB|
- 01Tour de France Betting Odds
- 02Picks & Predictions
- 03How Does the Tour de France Work
- 04All-Time Winners
Tour de France Betting Odds
As the biggest cycling race in the world, there is a wide variety of 2019 Tour de France odds available on the event. The most popular odds available are odds on the rider to win the overall race, team to win the overall race and what rider will win specific Tour de France stages (with the mountainous stages of the event drawing in the most action).
Tour de France odds on William Hill are open for betting now, so check them out before the race commences on July 6, 2019. Still weeks away - Opening odds are below.
Tour de France Winner Odds
The betting option that draws in the most betting action on Tour de France classification odds (the overall winner of the race).
Tour de France typically features around 170 riders with odds ranging from 2.50 on the favourite all the way to 5000.0 on the biggest underdogs. Below are the best odds on the Top Ten riders going into the 2019 Tour de France.
- Chris Froome 2.40 (Out)
- Thomas Geraint 2.80
- Egan Bernal 6.25
- Tom Dumoulin 7.50 (Out)
- Jakob Fuglsang 10.00
- Adam Yates 13.00
- Richie Porte 13.00
- Nairo Quintana 15.00
- Thibault Pinot 19.00
- Enric Mas Nicolau 21.00
Tour de France King of the Mountains Odds
Tour de France King of the Mountain odds are bets placed on what rider will win the overall mountain classification (which means score the most points on mountain stages). While many online sportsbooks are not offering odds on this prop bet yet the riders below are good picks once odds open.
- Julian Alaphilippe
- Warren Barguil
- Thomas Geraint
Tour de France Green Jersey Odds
Tour be France Green Jersey odds entail picking what rider will finish with the most points.
This bet is different than choosing the overall classification winner.
The Green Jersey wearer is consistently competitive in most stages but does not have the overall speed and endurance to have the best time. One rider to always look at betting to win the Green Jersey is Peter Sagan.
Tour de France Stage Odds
Tour de France stage odds are daily bets picking the winner of each stage. Know the types of stages and the different types of riders to pick the winners of each day. For predictions on the best riders to win the famous mountain treks - check out the picks section below.
Picks & Predictions
The best Tour de France pick to win the overall race is Chris Froome. Froome is a four-time winner of the event, taking home the title in 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017. Froome was the favourite to win the event in 2018, but after two crashes early in the event, Froome turned his focus to helping his domestique Thomas Geraint win the competition.
As the defending champion at the event, online sportsbooks have Geraint as the second favourite behind his teammate Froome. 12/06/19 Injury Update: Geraint is now top chalk as Froome is out is out with a broken leg.
However, it is rare to see anyone, but the best all-around riders (which is the stage Froome fits) win the event. Barring another bad start by Froome (meaning multiple crashes in the first few stages), betting against the best rider in the world our top free pick.
Pick: Geraint Thomas 3.75 overall 2019 Tour de France winner!
Best Team to Win
The best team to win the Tour de France is not always the team with the winning rider. Both Chris Froome and Thomas Geraint belong to Team Sky. Despite the two finishing first and third at the 2018 Tour de France, Team Sky only finished third in time.
Movistar team won team classification final in 2018 with a time of 250h 24’ 53”.
Their entire team was over 12 and a half minutes better than second place Bahrain-Merida and over half-a-hour better than Team Sky.
Understanding a team’s strengths and weaknesses and knowing where they can exploit other teams to gain time is critical when betting on what team will win.
Movistar won in 2018 through a balanced attack and enough talent to keep pace on mountainous stages. Team Sky could rebound and win again (as it won in 2017 behind Chris Froome's dominance.
Pick: Sky Crew to Win Best Team Classification
Stage Winner Predictions
Once the race starts, cycling betting odds on stage winners are available. Although there are 21 stages in the race, certain stages draw in more interest. For the Tour de France, the Alpine and Pyrenean climbs are considered the two most famous stages.
Winners of the mountain stages are not always the overall race Champion!
The Tour de France features six mountain stages. In 2018, four riders won at least one Mountain stage.
Thomas Geraint, the winner of the 2018 Tour de France, won two stages. However, it was Julian Alaphilippe who won the mountain classification (which is given to the rider finishing with the most points over the six Mountain Stages).
Alaphilippe’s 170 points bested second-place Warren Barguil by 79 points and were 96 more than Geraint Thomas scored over the six stages. Watch for stage betting odds to pop up during the Tour as online sportsbooks gather enough information from the riders in the race to set betting lines.
When odds are posted, these riders are our Tour de France free picks to win.
Best Bets: Julian Alaphilippe - Warren Barguil Win Mountain Stages
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How Does the Tour de France Work
A lot of preparation and hard work goes into preparing riders and their cycles for the Tour de France. Teams are built well in advance to prepare for the event.
Each team features eight cyclists, with each playing a different role. To find out more on the different types of cyclists, check out our comprehensive cycling betting page.
At the Tour de France, there are between 20 and 22 teams every year (meaning between 160 to 180 riders participant in the event). The Tour de France is comprised of 21 stages split into four different categories.
The Tour de France starts with a majority of its early stages as flat. Flat stages are long with a few small hills. Stages often end in French towns, where the tracks narrow and curves are standard (which can result in crashes).
Sprinters dominate the pace in these stages. However, they tend to stay close together for the majority of the early stages and only push the pace as they near the finish line.
These stages often come between flat and mountain stages. These stages are known for their quick and rolling hills, which require bursts of endurance. Hilly stages are where riders often gain the most points in the Tour de France. In 2018, Peter Sagan won the points classification due to his performance on hilly stages.
The most famous stages of the Tour de France are the mountainous ones. These stages test riders the most, forcing them to climb beyond an altitude of 1000 metres and last anywhere from 100 km to over 200 km. Often the overall winner of the Tournament de France fails to win many (if any of these stages). Look for the best mountainous riders Warren Barguill and Julian Alaphilippe to wear the polka dot jersey.
There are two types of time trials at the Tour de France – team and individual. Team time trials pit the entire team against the clock with a focus on teamwork.
Individual time trials pit every rider individually against the clock. Each rider starts the time trial separately (with about two minutes elapsing before the next rider starts).
Time trials are one of the more exciting stages at the Tour de France, as it showcases each rider physical and mental abilities. There is only one of each time trial at the 2019 Tour de France, each lasting only 27 km.
Are Tour de France bikes fixed gear
Riders on the Tour de France can change gears during the race. Modern gear shifters are built into the bikes, making them nearly invisible to the audience.
Most riders opt for only a few gears at a time to keep the weight of the bike down. They switch the types of gears they are using to suit the terrain. Also, bikes on the Tour de France may weigh no less than 6.8 kg (or 14.99 lbs).
Where Tour de France Finishes
The 2019 Tour de France runs from July 6 to July 28, lasting for 21 stages and 3,460 km. The Tour starts in Brussels, Belgium and enters Frances on the third day. The Tour lasts for 23 days, with two rests days spruced in after the 10th and 15th stage.
21 days of racing culminates on July 28 on the Champs-Elysees in Paris which has been end of every Tour de France ride since 1975.
Will Tour de France be Televised
Canadians can catch all 21 stages of the 2019 Tour de France on Sportsnet or RDS (in French-speaking regions). Canadians will need to get up early to catch the action. With France being three and a half to eight hours ahead of Canada, some stages will start in the middle of the night (depending on where in Canada).
The Tour de France started in 1903. However, in the 116-year history of the event, there have not been 116 winners. A few years of the Tour were cancelled due to World Wars and from 1999 to 2005 no one won the event due to rampant steroid use. Four riders have won the Tour de France five times:
|Jacques Anquetil (FRA)||1957, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964|
|Eddy Merckx (BEL)||1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974|
|Bernard Hinault (FRA)||1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1985|
|Miguel Indurain (ESP)||1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995|
List of Tour de France Winners
|Year||Tour de France Champions|
|2018||Geraint Thomas (GBR)|
|2017||Chris Froome (GBR)|
|2016||Chris Froome (GBR)|
|2015||Chris Froome (GBR)|
|2014||Vincenzo Nibali (ITA)|
|2013||Chris Froome (GBR)|
|2012||Bradley Wiggins (GBR)|
|2011||Cadel Evans (AUS)|
|2010||DQ Alberto Contador - Andy Schleck (LUX)|
|2009||Alberto Contador (ESP)|
|2008||Carlos Sastre (ESP)|
|2007||Alberto Contador (ESP)|
|2006||DQ Floyd Landis - Óscar Pereiro (ESP)|
|2005||DQ Lance Armstrong (USA)|
|2004||DQ Lance Armstrong (USA)|
|2003||DQ Lance Armstrong (USA)
|2002||DQ Lance Armstrong (USA)
|2001||DQ Lance Armstrong (USA)
|2000||DQ Lance Armstrong (USA)
|1999||DQ Lance Armstrong (USA)|
|1998||Marco Pantani (ITA)|
|1997||Jan Ullrich (DEU)|
|1996||Bjarne Riis (DNK)|
|1995||Miguel Indurain (ESP)|
|1994||Miguel Indurain (ESP)|
|1993||Miguel Indurain (ESP)|
|1992||Miguel Indurain (ESP)|
|1991||Miguel Indurain (ESP)|
|1990||Greg LeMond (USA)|
|1989||Greg LeMond (USA)|
|1988||Pedro Delgado (ESP)|
|1987||Stephen Roche (IRL)|
|1986||Greg LeMond (USA)|
|1985||Bernard Hinault (FRA)|
|1984||Laurent Fignon (FRA)|
|1983||Laurent Fignon (FRA)|
|1982||Bernard Hinault (FRA)|
|1981||Bernard Hinault (FRA)|
|1980||Joop Zoetemelk (NLD)|
|1979||Bernard Thévenet (FRA)|
|1978||Bernard Thévenet (FRA)|
|1977||Bernard Thévenet (FRA)|
|1976||Lucien Van Impe (BEL)|
|1975||Bernard Thévenet (FRA)|
|1974||Eddy Merckx (BEL)|
|1973||Luis Ocaña (ESP)|
|1972||Eddy Merckx (BEL)|
|1971||Eddy Merckx (BEL)|
|1970||Eddy Merckx (BEL)|
|1969||Eddy Merckx (BEL)|
|1968||Jan Janssen (NLD)|
|1967||Roger Pingeon (FRA)|
|1966||Lucien Aimar (FRA)|
|1965||Felice Gimondi (ITA)|
|1964||Jacques Anquetil (FRA)|
|1963||Jacques Anquetil (FRA)|
|1962||Jacques Anquetil (FRA)|
|1961||Jacques Anquetil (FRA)|
|1960||Gastone Nencini (ITA)|
|1959||Federico Bahamontes (ESP)|
|1958||Charly Gaul (LUX)|
|1957||Jacques Anquetil (FRA)|
|1956||Roger Walkowiak (FRA)|
|1955||Louison Bobet (FRA)|
|1954||Louison Bobet (FRA)|
|1953||Louison Bobet (FRA)|
|1952||Fausto Coppi (ITA)|
|1951||Hugo Koblet (CHE)|
|1950||Ferdinand Kübler (CHE)|
|1949||Fausto Coppi (ITA)|
|1948||Gino Bartali (ITA)|
|1947||Jean Robic (FRA)|
|1946||No Race - World War II|
|1945||No Race - World War II|
|1944||No Race - World War II|
|1943||No Race - World War II|
|1942||No Race - World War II|
|1941||No Race - World War II|
|1940||No Race - World War II|
|1939||Sylvère Maes (BEL)|
|1938||Gino Bartali (ITA)|
|1937||Roger Lapébie (FRA)|
|1936||Sylvère Maes (BEL)|
|1935||Romain Maes (BEL)|
|1934||Antonin Magne (FRA)|
|1933||Georges Speicher (FRA)|
|1932||André Leducq (FRA)|
|1931||Antonin Magne (FRA)|
|1930||André Leducq (FRA)|
|1929||Maurice De Waele (BEL)|
|1928||Nicolas Frantz (LUX)|
|1927||Nicolas Frantz (LUX)|
|1926||Lucien Buysse (BEL)|
|1925||Ottavio Bottecchia (ITA)|
|1924||Ottavio Bottecchia (ITA)|
|1923||Henri Pélissier (FRA)|
|1922||Firmin Lambot (BEL)|
|1921||Léon Scieur (BEL)|
|1920||Philippe Thys (BEL)|
|1919||Firmin Lambot (BEL)|
|1918||No Race - World War I|
|1917||No Race - World War I|
|1916||No Race - World War I|
|1915||No Race - World War I|
|1914||Philippe Thys (BEL)|
|1913||Philippe Thys (BEL)|
|1912||Odile Defraye (BEL)|
|1911||Gustave Garrigou (FRA)|
|1910||Octave Lapize (FRA)|
|1909||François Faber (LUX)|
|1908||Lucien Petit-Breton (FRA)|
|1907||Lucien Petit-Breton (FRA)|
|1906||René Pottier (FRA)|
|1905||Louis Trousselier (FRA)|
|1904||DQ Maurice Garin - Henri Cornet (FRA)|
|1903||Maurice Garin (FRA)|