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Tour de France - Winner Betting Tips and Odds

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Chris Froome
Tom Dumoulin
Richie Porte
Nairo Quintana
Mikel Landa
Miguel Angel Lopez
Romain Bardet
Rigoberto Uran
Vincenzo Nibali
Fabio Aru
Ilnur Zakarin--
Geraint Thomas
Thibout Pinot
Jakob Fuglsang
Daniel Martin
Alberto Contador----
Esteban Chavez
Warren Barguil
Adam Yates
Alejandro Valverde
Primož Roglic
Rafal Majka
Wilco Kelderman
Simon Yates
Bauke Mollema
Steven Kruijswijk
Bob Jungels
Wouter Poels
Julian Alaphilippe
Ion Izaguirre
Louis Meintjes
Tejay Van Garderen
Rohan Dennis
George Bennett-
Leopold Konig
Michal Kwiatkowski--
Pierre-Roger Latour
Carlos Betancour
Sergio Luis Henao
Domenico Pozzovivo
Andrew Talansky-
David Gaudu---
Samuel Sanchez----
Michael Woods---
Marc Soler-
Robert Gesink
Pierre Rolland
Peter Sagan-
Davide Formolo-
David De La Cruz---
Egan Bernal---
Tanel Kangert
Roman Kreuziger--
Mikel Nieve--
Sam Oomen----
Emanuel Buchmann-
Damiano Caruso---
Andrey Amador-
Tony Martin---
Rui Costa
Rein Taaramae--
Jack Haig---
Joseph Dombrowski---
Jan Hirt---
Jarlinson Pantano---
Guillaume Martin---
Ruben Fernandez----
Sebastien Reichenbach----
Tiesj Benoot--
Tony Gallopin--
Serge Pauwels---
Patrick Konrad---
Mathias Frank---
Lilian Calmejane---
Laurens De Plus---
Enric Mas Nicolau----
Diego Rosa---
Ondrej Cink--
Louis Vervaeke---
Daniel Moreno---
Alexis Vuillermoz---
Ben Hermans---
Hugh Carthy----
John Darwin Atapuma----

This is the first season in which we’re seeing Chris Froome have serious concerns about his form. For the first time since his opening Tour win in 2013, he heads into the biggest race of the season with a questionable record behind him. However, he’s been so dominant of late that no one seems to think it’s a massive problem.

If Froome does win the Grand Tour, it will be the first time he’s won it without a victory at Criterium de Dauphine in advance. That wasn’t his only disappointment, while Team Sky have their fair share of problems right now. There are some concerns for Froome, yet Betfred make him the 6/4 favourite to win the Grand Tour for the fourth year running.

Who are the Other Contenders?

The main reason that Froome is leading the way in our minds is because he has little competition. The bookies seem a little jittery over this one, with Richie Porte 7/4 with Coral to take the Yellow Jersey in Paris.

However, Porte’s record doesn’t exactly back up that price. He’s a rider who is always prone to a lapse, which could cost him vital minutes at any point over the next three weeks. While his form has been good, there are a few too many nagging questions for us to back him at that price.

He’s the only contender who is close to Froome in the betting, but his second place finish at Criterium de Dauphine could be a worry. His team made crucial errors late on, which saw him settle for second. Instead of going straight out to rectify problems – which Froome would have done – Porte went home after the race. That could leave him short going into the mountains this year, which has to be a huge worry for his team.

Right now, Froome seems like the most likely winner. However, you can keep an eye on the latest prices from a range of bookies with our odds comparison, which gives you the biggest prices available on each contender. No matter if you’re backing our betting tips or following predictions of your own, odds comparison could make a big difference in your returns. After all, why wouldn’t you want the best betting odds available?

Is there a Dark Horse?

One man who has been pushed forward for a good tournament is Simon Yates, who comes into the Tour as Orica-Scott’s best hope of a successful few weeks. They will be aiming to push him up the Young Rider classification. He’s priced at 6/4 with Coral to take the White Jersey, but he’s a massive price to go all the way.

He can be backed at a huge 200/1 with Betfair, and we see Yates at least pushing towards the top of the general classification. He seems like excellent value to record a top ten finish, which can be backed at 5/4 with Ladbrokes.

However, we think Yates and his team will have their sights set slightly higher, so it might be worth taking more of a risk. Yates is 40/1 with 888Sport for a top three finish, while he’s also worth an each-way punt with Betfair paying out on the top three finishers. Yates seems like the best outside bet, while Froome is likely to go on and dominate again.

Regardless of who you’re backing at the Tour de France this year, don’t forget to check our odds comparison before you place a bet. Odds comparison is the best way to ensure that you get the biggest possible returns from your prediction. It gives you the best available price across a multitude of bookmakers, so you know you’re getting the highest odds available.

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