But even the greatest sporting events in the world must change with the times and so it is with this year’s bet on Tour competition. Sports book fans are already abuzz with anticipation this year with what should be the most exciting course layout in Tour de France betting history.
Tour de France betting fans have seen many different course designs over the past century and it’s become one of the more anticipated elements of the bet on Tour experience. However, the allocation of climbing stages vs. flats racing and time trials in the Tour de France betting has changed very little over that time. Until this year.
The racing kicks off on July fourth when the world’s top riders will engage in an individual time trial in Monaco for the first stage of the Tour de France betting. From there the action winds its way through the south of France and the Tour de France betting action consists primarily of flats racing.
The bet on Tour action then hits the mountains for the first time with a grueling three days of mountain stages sure to shake up the Tour de France betting leader board. Then onto the Basque country of southwest France and onto more flats racing in the north central part of the Tour de France betting host country. Then the biggest climbs of the Tour de France betting competition will take the bet on Tour contestants through the French and Italian Alps.
In a brilliant twist on the normal Tour de France betting design this year the race will feature a climbing stage in the 20th stage of the bet on Tour action. This has never happened before and it sets the possibility for a very interesting Tour de France finish in the 21st stage. Anything can happen in a mountain stage, especially on the killer Mont Ventoux climb where the 20th stage of the Tour de France betting will occur. Depending on the way the leader board is arranged we could see a lot of movement among the peleton riders and an all out sprint for Paris during the 21st stage of Tour de France betting.
All told, the 2009 Tour de France betting course will pass through six nations, cover 2,131 miles hit both the Alps and the Pyrenees and feature some of the most iconic stages in Tour de France betting history. That should make for quite a race.