July 13, 2013

Tour De France Betting Tips

Tour de FranceBy Mark Rawlinson

We’re heading towards the final week of this year’s Tour de France and Brit Chris Froome remains in the driving seat as the race heads towards the Alps.

Sunday’s stage culminates in a mountain finish on Mont Ventoux which will be a gruelling 1,500 metre climb for the riders following a 200km stretch leading up to the incline.

The teams will then get a rest day to re-cooperate before the final week’s action in the Alps before the race heads towards its finish in Paris next Sunday.

Stage 15 Odds

Tomorrow’s stage is the longest stage on the tour this year and is likely to see a rider high in the general classification standings or a climbing rider take the stage win. That is of course, if a breakaway pack doesn’t pull the wool over the peloton’s eyes.

Current yellow jersey holder Froome is the bookies’ favourite to win tomorrow’s stage and Betfred provide the best odds of 7/4.

Nario Quintana, who is currently second in the young riders’ classification, has proven himself as a good climber so far and will certainly be a future contender for the Tour de France in a few years’ time.

Tomorrow’s stage is expected to play into the Movistar rider’s hands and Bet 365 are offering the best odds on him taking stage 15 at 4/1.

Alberto Contador is currently third in the GC standings and will be aiming to close down as many seconds as possible on leader Froome. The Spaniard is known for his climbing abilities and is being offered at 16/1 with Paddy Power.

Other likely stage winners tomorrow include Movistar’s Alejandro Valverde, who is available at 12/1 with Ladbrokes and Frenchman rider Pierre Rolland, who will be even more motivated as Sunday is Bastille Day, with Coral, who provide the best prices of 22/1.

Polka Dot Jersey Outright

Climbing expert Rolland currently heads the King of the Mountain classification, with a 17 point over second placed Froome. The Europcar rider is expected to retain his advantage in the climbers’ classification and Coral offer the best odds of 8/11.

Froome’s main objections obviously lie with the general classification competition, but he’s still very much in the race to take the Polka Dot jersey. Paddy Power offer the best odds of 8/1 whilst Quintana, who is fourth in the climbing classification, is available at 5/1 with Coral.

Yellow Jersey Outright

Froome remains favourite to win the one hundredth edition of the Tour de France with a number of outlets, including William Hill offering 2/7 odds.

Two-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador is currently third in the GC and Paddy Power provide the best odds of 9/2 on him closing the gap of almost three minutes on Froome by the end of the race.

Belkin rider Bauke Mollema was promoted to second in the overall standings a few days ago following the puncture to Valverde and Totesport provide the best odds of 25/1 on the Dutchman winning the yellow jersey.

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