Cycling is an extremely popular sport in many parts of the world, not least because so many partake in it on a recreational level: there are more than a billion cycles spread throughout the world today. The Grand Tours of cycling – the Vuelta a España, the Giro d’Italia and, the most famous of them all, the Tour de France – have caught the imagination of the public, with many choosing to bet on the rider they think (or hope) will win. Here at odds1x2.com we present the best available betting odds for some of cycling’s top events.
Recent Grand Tour winners include Alberto Contador of Spain, Cadel Evans from Australia and Great Britain’s Sir Bradley Wiggins who won the Tour de France in fine style in 2012, his gentlemanly approach to the rides (he stopped the peloton when many of his rivals got punctures after an attempted sabotage), his straight talking in interviews and his mod’s haircut and sideburns made him an instant hit with spectators from around the world.
When betting on cycling’s tour races it is important to understand the relative strengths of the riders. Wiggins, for instance, is almost unbeatable in time trials (as he showed in the London 2012 Olympics when he blasted the field away), but he is less effective when climbing. The routes of the Grand Tours change each year so assessing the number of climbing stages, time trials and other stages can give a decent indication as to who the main contenders will be. Of course, there are also many unknown quantities in cycling, with any of the riders at risk of a fall that could end their race.
With a large number of riders there are many options when picking you bets. But whoever you back, be sure you use our odds comparison service so you can get the best cycling betting odds every time.Google+