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Tour de France Betting
The Tour de France is the biggest cycling series in the sport and tests every single aspect of the skill in a professional cyclist.
It is no surprise at all to see Alberto Contador still as the favourite to win the series after the first few stages. The Spaniard is now a multiple winner of this title and has often been forced to win the series after being behind after the first few stages. Contador has the best all round technique and is well priced at 2/1 in the betting market with a couple of bookies.
Andy Schleck is a cyclist who has got down to the same price as Contador on a couple of occasions. Schleck looks the most up for trying to knock Contador off of his perch this season. There is no reason why he can’t do it because one of the best things about Schleck’s cycling technique is the fact that he is so consistent over long tours and periods of time.
Cadel Evans will still fancy his chances and he’s 4/1 in the betting with a few bookmakers. Evans will enjoy not having the pressure focused on him which will just allow him to put in good times and concentrate on getting through each stage as quickly as is humanly possible. Evans has been in good form this season and has run Contador close on frequent occasions.
Ivan Basso is one of the best outsiders to win the title although he’s in the group where odds jump in the betting from around 50/1. This shows the bookies believe the winner will come from a small group of favourites. However, Basso has experience and nothing to lose which can make him a dangerous commodity as the stages slowly run down.
Samuel Sanchez is one of the more endurance based cyclists in the tour and he’ll have to get his wins on the board throughout the mountain stages if he wants to make up for poorer performances in the sprints. Sanchez has a classic cycling technique which means he can beat anyone in a race for the line after a long and testing race.
Andreas Kloden will fancy his chances of winning the general classification if the next few stages go his way. Kloden is a rider who has always been near the top of his sport but has never quite done enough to win a major title in cycling. He seems to be more determined than ever this time round which is a good sign for all of his admirers.
Robbie Gesink is one of the most experienced cyclists currently riding in the Tour de France. The bookies don’t fancy him at all which is reflected through the odds but experience counts when the stages get a little longer and a little tougher. This is where Gesink will come into his own and he is well worth a bet to win a few stages besides from winning the general classification against a strong field.