The Tour de France is cycling’s biggest event and is famous around the world for its grueling setting, with tough stages and beautiful scenery in great supply.
Ranking as the second most-watched sporting event on live television, behind only the FIFA World Cup, it's little wonder odds on Tour de France betting are available across the globe.
You can ﬁnd Tour de France odds at the best online betting sites, with betting markets available on a host of outright and in-running scenarios. More and more odds are to be found as the start of the race approaches, and further markets appear each day related to the day's stage.
There will also be updated outright odds on the Tour de France winner betting after the ﬁnish of each stage, and updated betting on the other race-long competitions like Points, Climber, Young Rider, and Most Combative Rider.
There are two things to consider when deciding how to bet on the Tour de France; ﬁrstly, remember there's three weeks of racing and odds update daily. Secondly, what Tour de France betting markets are there?
The most popular is always the betting on the overall winner, the man who will pull on the Yellow Jersey at the end of some 3,500km of cycle racing, but if the spread in the Tour de France winner betting odds looks daunting or unrewarding, there are many other markets that represent good value. Let's take a look at some of the options:
|2020||Tadej Pogačar||UAE Team Emirates||3484km|
|2019||Egan Bernal||Team INEOS||3366km|
|2018||Geraint Thomas||Team Sky||3349km|
|2017||Chris Froome||Team Sky||3540km|
|2016||Chris Froome||Team Sky||3529km|
|2015||Chris Froome||Team Sky||3360km|
|2013||Chris Froome||Team Sky||3404km|
|2012||Bradley Wiggins||Team Sky||3496km|
|2011||Cadel Evans||BMC Racing Team||3430km|
|2010||Andy Schleck||Team Saxo Bank||3652km|
Yes, you can bet in-running on a Tour de France stage. You can also bet on who will win the Tour de France, who will ﬁnish Top 3 or Top 10, or who will win the Points, Mountains, Young Rider, and Combativity classiﬁcations during the three weeks of racing.
Odds for these bets will be updated daily, during and after each stage, so you don't need to bet on any of the outright markets before the race starts, you could cut out a bit of risk by waiting. However, the downside is that often the best odds are available before the start of the race, particularly for outsiders.
You might use this for your cycling betting strategy if you think one of the favourites, before the race starts, will win whatever classiﬁcation you're interested in. Maybe their odds are too short for you to bet on at the start, but they get pushed out after he under-performs in a time-trial, for example.
The 2021 Tour de France begins in Brest, France on Saturday, June 26 and ends in Paris on the Champs Elysee 22 days later on Sunday, July 19.
The 2021 Tour de France will be live on Eurosport and many local channels across the world, with the biggest mountain stages live for almost the entire stage, and other stages live closer to the ﬁnish, or the major point of the day. There are also many livestreams available to watch the Tour de France online, including the Eurosport player.
In total, more than €2million will be dished out to riders, depending on their finishing positions. The winner will take home a cool €500,000.
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