The one hundredth Tour de France begins in Corsica on June 29. This year there are 21 stages before the race comes to an end on the evening of July 21 in Paris.
The Tour de France is a very popular even for betting on, and the odds tend to change on a daily basis as competitors show their metal in the many stages. The current favourite in terms of betting odds is Chris Froome who is priced at 7/5. In the 2012 Tour de France he finished in second place just four minutes or so behind the winner Bradley Wiggins, but due to a number of factors Wiggins is not well favoured this year. He pulled out of the Giro d’Italia as had been unwell, and the odds on him winning the Tour de France lengthened to 16/1; they had been around 2/1. However he could still pull it off, and 16/1 is a very good price.
There is a little confusion at the moment in Tour de France betting. The odds on Mark Cavendish have lengthened to 5000/1. Last year he finished in 142nd place, and although he is an excellent sprinter and not an endurance rider those odds do seem absurd. If seems too good to be true, so if you can go for it with a small wager.
While you are making decisions regarding betting on the Tour De France, you might like to try out your decision making skills on a Tour De France themed slot game that is attracting a lot of attention.
The game’s graphics and sound effects are all based on the event, but there is a free spin bonus where you have to decide how many free spins you want. The fewer you select the higher the win multiplier. Get it right and you might be in line for winning the top prize, a 400,000 coin jackpot; in terms of real money that equates to £40,000.