Everyone’s favourite* cycling race kicked off last weekend with a generous smattering of drama. Unexpected winners of early stages, crashes, the whole nine yards, all set to the back drop of beautiful chateaux and the odd French cooking tip from commentators. Yes, the Tour de France is back with a bang and we’ve been glued to our screens ever since. Looking to place a few Tour de France bets? Well you’ve come to the right place. We’re going to tell you who’s in contention for the top spot and what’s been happening so far in the race.
*Sorry Giro d’Italia fans, but it really is true.
As the Tour de France is such a major sporting event around the world, pretty much all decent online sportsbooks will offer a few bets on the race. However, our favourite place for our Tour de France bets has got to be Bet365. It’s got great odds on the outright winners, in our humble opinion, and this British giant is reliable and easy to use. You can say much better than that.
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Yes, it’s still early days in the competition. We still have 19 days to go of high-paced cycling. But we think now is a pretty good time to start deciding who might win the race outright. But smart Tour de France bets are based on knowledge. We’re going to give you a bit of an insight into some of the names you should be watching out for.
Here’s an outline of who’s in top contention for the yellow jersey this year…
This Slovenian speed demon started out life as a ski jumper. Now, however, he’s focused entirely on competitive cycling and Primoz Roglic is currently ranked as the best road cyclist in the world. He’s certainly no stranger to international competition, first winning a stage of the Tour de France in 2017. Then last year he triumphed in first place in the Vuelta a Espana. And he’s currently the favourite to be the outright winner of the Tour de France after a stunning performance in the stages so far.
At only 23 years old, Egan Bernal is one of the youngest cyclist in serious contention for the yellow jersey. He became the first Latin American winner of the Tour de France last year and is bookies second favourite to take it all the way to the Champs Elysée. With a whole continent of cycling fans behind him, it’ll be interesting to see if he can repeat his incredible speed and prowess again this year.
The third favourite to be the Tour de France champ this year, Tom Dumoulin is a Dutch cyclist who has shown himself to be a formidable opponent in the Tour de France. He came second in the Tour de France twice, in 2016 and 2018, and is known as a climbing specialist. With all those mountainous stages to come, that is certainly a speciality that will pay dividends in the weeks of cycling to come.