The biggest cycling race of the season is set to begin on June 30th, 2012. The 2012 Tour de France will start in the city of Liège, in Belgium with a quick 6.4km Prologue time trial. The race will then move south with two more days in Belgium before crossing the border into France for the remainder of the race. The Tour de France will continue until the winner is crowned on July 22nd in Paris.
We recommend betting on the Tour de France at Bet365.com. They don’t, however, accept US residents, so if you are from the States then 5Dimes.eu is your best bet. Both of these sportsbooks, like all you will find recommended here at BetOnIt.org, are trustworthy and well respected in the industry.
Tour de France 2012 Winner Odds – As of June 26th
- Bradley Wiggins +140
- Cadel Evans +210
- Viceno Nibali +2100
- Denis Menchov +2300
- Jurgen Van Den Broek +2800
- Chris Froome +2800
- Robert Gesink +3000
As you can see Bradley Wiggins and Cadel Evans are the big favorites heading into the 2012 Tour de France. The other 5 riders are the only ones with +3000 or shorter odds. To see the entire list of Tour de France 2012 winner odds visit 5Dimes.eu or Bet365.com.
Other Tour de France Betting Options
On top of betting on the overall winner of the entire race there are a ton of other betting options available to you at both Bet365.com and 5Dimes.eu. Here are some examples:
You can bet on the winners of other smaller portions of the race. For examples you can bet on which cyclist will be crowned ‘The King of the Mountain’ by finishing with the highest number of points from the mountain races. You can also bet on who will win the Young Rider Classification or the Points Classification or whether a rider will finish in the top 10 in the entire race.
There are also prop bets available as to the number of stage wins each rider will have. For example you can bet on whether Mark Cavendish will win more than 2.5 stages at (-125) or fewer than 2.5 stages at -111.
Then of course you have the match ups for each stage or for the entire Tour. With match ups two cyclists are paired together and you can wager on which one will finish the race first. Here is an example:
Cadel Evans +125
Bradley Wiggins -145
A $100 bet on Evans would win $125 if he finished the Tour ahead of Wiggins, while you would have to risk $145 to win $100 betting on Wiggins to finish the race ahead of Evans.
How To Bet On The 2012 Tour De France
The first step is to open an online sports betting account. To do so click here to visit Bet365.com, or here to visit 5Dimes.eu if you are American. Once on the sportsbook website you can proceed to open an account. This will only take a few seconds.
After you have opened your account you should log in and head over to the ‘cashier’ or ‘deposit’ section of the website to fund your account. There are many deposit methods to choose from and if you run into any problems with your deposit simply contact customer support.
Now that you have money online you are ready to bet! Head to the ‘cycling’ section of the sportsbook to find the 2012 Tour de France betting odds. Place your bets then sit back and watch the race get started on June 30th.
To keep up with the race I suggest checking out the official Tour de France website.
Written by: Niko de Jonge
Tagged With : Tour de France