Tour de France Odds - Christopher Froome is the Odds-On Favorite
Monday, June 24th, 2013By Jim Sanders
Tour de France Betting: Tour de France odds at Diamond sportsbook list Christopher Froome as the favorite to win the 100th Tour de France that begins on Saturday. The race begins in Corsica on Saturday and concludes three weeks later in Paris on July 21st.
There will be some exciting stages in the next three weeks including the mountain stages in Pyrenees and the Alps and the three time trials.
Let’s take a look at all of the Tour de France odds available at Diamond sportsbook and preview the race.
Last year it was Bradley Wiggins and Christopher Froome finishing first and second in the Tour de France as Team Sky dominated the race. This year Wiggins is out due to a knee injury so that means this year’s race is Froome’s to win. The top challenger to Froome is Alberto Contador of Team Saxo-Tinkoff. He was out last year in this race due to a doping ban. Those two riders are the only ones listed with everyone else in the field.
Tour de France Odds – Winner
Christopher Froome -135
Alberto Contador +265
Tour de France Odds – King of the Mountain
Thomas Voeckler +265
Pierre Roland +525
Nario Quintana +805
Tour de France Odds – Points Classification Winner
Peter Sagan -115
Mark Cavendish +125
Tour de France Odds – Young Rider Winner
Tejay Van Garderen +165
Nairo Quintana +205
Thibaut Pinot +365
Andrew Talansky +625
Tour de France Odds – Overall Team Winner
Sky Procycling +185
Movistar Team +285
Team Saxo Tinkoff +385
Garmin Sharp +1015
The Tour de France has 21 stages with two rests days. The opening stages are in Corsica and this year they are not all time trials and flat stages. The riders will have two testing climbs as part of the first three stages. The race distance is officially 3404 kilometers which means the riders average 162 kilometers traveled per day. The first mountain stage is on Saturday, July 8th.