Betting on the Tour de France

The Tour de France begins in the island port of Porto-Vecchio in Corsica on June 29 and finishes in Paris on July 21 over which time competitors will complete 21 stages, some of them being particularly demanding.

There are many Tour de France betting options, and the really heavy betting really gets going once the event gets underway. Many people bet on the individual stages, and if you can find a bookmaker who offers Tour de France accumulators, a lot of money can be made if you are good at picking winners.

Naturally you can also bet well in advance of the event, and then most of the betting is on outright winners. Last year the race was won by Bradley Wiggins though it seems that things have been going downhill for him recently. He had to withdraw from the Giro d’Italia due to health reasons, but even before that he was filing to show the flair that he demonstrated last year.

And place your bet now. The current favourite is Chris Froome with odds of 7/5 and Alberto Contador is second favourite at 11/4. You can get odds on Bradley Wiggins of 16/1, so he could be a value bet.

There is more than one way of skinning a cat, or so the rather gruesome saying goes. And an alternative way of winning big on the Tour de France is the game Pedal Power.

This is a multiple payline five reel slot which is inspired by the event. All of the game’s symbols are based on cycling and they include cycling paraphernalia as well as competitors. The hottest feature of the game is the free spin bonus where it is possible to win a top jackpot of 400,000 coins. It doesn’t happen every day, but when it does there are plenty of big smiles.