We are your source for the best Tour de France betting lines in the business. What first started in in 1903 to increase paper sales for the magazine L’Auto has grown into one of the most prestigious and watched sporting events in the entire world. It’s sadly been marred by controversy over the last few years, thanks to doping allegations and convictions. North America’s baseball fans can certainly relate…
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Lance Armstrong won The Tour 7 straight times from 1999 to 2005… Only the record books will tell you nobody won those races because his wins and records have been removed. More recently, Chris Froome has won back-to-back tours, and 3 of the last 4. He represents the United Kingdom on Team Sky and has started to bring pride back to the cycling world.
The question is how does one place a smart bet on the tour de France? Match the player to the conditions they’re about to race in.
According to CycleBetting.com, “Like horse racing, there are ‘horses for courses’ when it comes to cyclists. Of course, you have your sprinters like Cavendish and Griepel, the ‘puncheurs’ like Gilbert or Chavanel, climbers like Quintana or Contador and your Time Triallists like Froome and Martin. So the key when trying to have a bet on a cycle race is to try to work out the most likely scenario for the race and the likely key protagonists.”
Take Froome for example. As a 3 time winner, his strengths obviously play well into the event. Even though, his style is not traditional. Experts estimate that if you tried pedaling a low gear at a high cadence the way he does, you could waste as much as 60 percent of your energy.
He does well mainly because he has teammates with him on the hardest mountains. This means Froome can apply Sky’s famous strategy of having a strong climber go uphill so fast that no one can make an attack stick.
As you can see, this is a hard sport for casual fans to bet on. You’re looking at a field of about 200 cyclists, so trying to pick a lucky one isn’t going to get you far.