2019 Tour de France Betting PreviewThe Tour de France is one of the most prestigious races in sport, never mind cycling, providing a grueling test of endurance, strength, power and tactics across three weeks and over two thousand miles.
The Brits have done well in recent years, with Team Sky - now Ineos - dominating since 2012, providing winners in Sir Bradley Wiggins, Chris Froome and, last year’s champion, Geraint Thomas.
This year is expected to be another fantastic race, and you’ll find all you need to know on this very page.
When Is The 2019 Tour de France?The Tour de France 2019 gets underway on July 6 in Brussels where the first three stages will be to mark the 50th anniversary of the great Eddy Merckx’s first victory.
Following three stages in Belgium, the race will then move back to France where a further 18 stages will take place, finishing in Paris with the customary roll into the city and sprint down the Champs Elysees.
Tour de France 2019 Winner OddsThe Tour de France is going to be an interesting one this year with the original favourite for the event, Chris Froome, recently ruled out after a horrific crash which has left his career hanging in the balance.
His Team Ineos teammate Geraint Thomas has now moved into second favourite to win a second successive Yellow Jersey. He’ll certainly now be Ineos’ leader in the General Classification, but plenty of other teams will now have their tails up.
Who’s teammate Egan Bernal is the ante-post favourite however. The Colombian rider is just edging it according to 888sport, ahead of the likes of Jakob Fuglsang, Richie Porte and Adam Yates.
The full list of Tour de France favourites with the bookmaker can be found below:
Tour de France Betting MarketsThe winner of the General Classification isn’t the only market you’ll be able to bet on throughout the race however, with the winner of all jerseys available to bet on.
You’ll be able to pick the winner of the following with the top uk online bookmakers:
- King of the Mountains (Polka Dot Jersey)
- Points Classification (Green Jersey)
- Best Young Rider (White Jersey)
As well as this, you’ll also be able to bet on the following markets:
- Top 10 Finish
- Top 3 Finish
- To Win Stage
- Top Team
How Does The Tour de France Work?The Tour de France is a relatively simple concept to understand. In order to win the race, a rider must complete the 21 stages in the shortest cumulated time.
At the end of each stage the time taken is added to a riders total time. The rider with the shortest totalled time at the end of each stage received the Yellow Jersey to wear for the next stage, with the rider wearing the Jersey after completion of the 21st stage being crowned the winner.
The same applies to the other jerseys. In terms of the White Jersey, for the best young rider, this works in exactly the same as the Yellow, but is only competed for by riders under the age of 26.
For the Green Jersey and Polka Dot Jersey, points are awarded throughout the race and at the end of each stage, the riders with the highest accumulated points taking the Sprint and King of the Mountains jerseys.
Tour de France Betting TipsThe safe bets will be going on Geraint Thomas to claim a second successive Tour. The Welshman has grown into a top GC rider in recent years and the lack of Chris Froome will allow him to forget about domestique duties and focus entirely on winning.
However, of course anything can happen on the roads and Jakob Fuglsang is also worth a backing, particularly for a top three finish at 7/4 and given that Tom Dumoulin has been ruled out.
The Yates brothers, Adam and Simon, will be heavily backed by British fans. Both have had success in the Tour, taking the Best Young Rider award, and they’ll be looking to step up, particularly Adam, an 11/1 shot.
The likes of Quintana can’t be ruled out. The Movistar rider will need good support but he’s used to success at the Tour having twice won the Young Rider a Classification and a Polka Dot Jersey in 2013, and two Grand Tours titles, one in both the Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a Espana.
Where Can I Bet On The Tour de France?All your favourite online bookmakers will offer odds on the Tour de France. You’ll most commonly find the General Classification outright market, however bigger bookies such as BetVictor, Betfred and Mansion will allow you to bet on individual stages and other Classification wins.
Head over to our Bookmakers Page for all our favourite sites to play at, as well as finding full reviews to help you decide where to play.
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