The Tour de France is fast approaching and cycling betting enthusiasts and cycling betting odds makers are crazy with anticipation.
For anyone that has never made a cycling bet on a competition of the magnitude of the Tour de France you simply don’t know what you’re missing. But if just like in any sport, it pays to know a bit about the competitors before you place a cycling bet, especially so when such an important race as the Tour de France is the subject of your cycling betting.
That being said, a major race like the Tour de France can be very difficult to predict for cycling betting odds makers. The race is so long and at times dangerous that it’s all but impossible to account for all the variables involved in making a successful cycling bet. And the pressure on the riders is enormous, with some responding well and becoming cycling betting heroes, and others folding under the cycling bet pressure like a tortilla.
Entering this year’s Tour de France competition there are several cycling betting figures to keep an eye on. Anyone looking to make a cycling bet shoud certainly think about is Alejandro Valverde. The Spaniard is a rarity in the cycling betting world and is a jack of all trades. He is good sprinter, climber and time trialest which is a perfect combination for success in the cycling betting in the Tour de France. He is a poor man’s Lance Armstrong and perhaps in a field with no clear favorite that be enough to win.
Another rider getting a lot of attention in the cycling betting circles is Cadel Evans. The Aussie is the favorite to win the Tour de France on some cycling betting sights and after having finished second last year he’ll certainly be hungry for a shot at gold. He’s a strong climber and an excellent time trailer and is among the top riders on nearly everyone’s cycling betting board.
Two other hopefuls looking to take the cycling betting odds are Denis Menchov and Andy Schleck. Menchov is a good climber and all around plodder and if he stays close in the competition could be around at the end to surprise some cycling betting fans. Schlek is crowd favorite and the young Luxembourgian could shock the cycling betting world with a win at just 22-years of age.