The cycling betting odds favorites to win the 2016 Tour De France have their feet taped to the bicycle on this one, but only one can win, who will it be?
2016 Tour De France favorites
Chris Froome. The British rider leads the pack in terms of gambling odds, but one can’t help but wonder if the 2013 Velo Magazine International Cyclist of the Year is spreading himself too thin. Prior to the 2016 season, Sky announced that Froome would attempt a triple goal: the Tour, as well as the time trial and road race at the Olympics. Since there is no precedent for this, it’s hard to forecast whether this will hurt his chances to win a third Tour – and the second in a row.
Nairo Quintana. The Colombian climbing specialist has a pretty busily scheduled 2016 himself. In November 2015 it was announced that Quintana would compete in the Tour de France, the Olympic road race and the Vuelta a España in 2016 that, and that he would start his season at the Tour de San Luis. A fearsome contender that finished 3rd in the overall classification of the Tour of the Basque Country even while struggling with the effects of illness.
Alberto Contador. The Spaniard known as El Pistolero has a chip on his shoulder after being stripped of the 2010 Tour de France title after having been found guilty of accidental ingestion of the prohibited substance Clenbuterol. Contador denied the charges and stated that he could “hold his head high” – which may not have been the best choice of words. This is going to be Contador’s last chance to win and keep a Tour de France trophy, as he has already announced that 2016 will his last season as a professional cyclist.
Fabio Aru. A young, up-and-coming climber who was the overall winner of the 2015 Vuelta a España, and 2nd place finish in the2015 Giro d’Italia. Are u ready to do some cycling betting on Aru? If you are, SBG Global is the place to bet on sports.
Vincenzo Nibali. The 2014 Tour de France winner but resorting to dubious practices such as holding on his team’s car and get pulled up towards the main group getting caught up in a large crash and being forced to chase hard to return to the peloton in the Vuelta de España – and incident for which Nibali and the team’s directeur sportif Alexander Shefer were both fined and disqualified from the race.
Thibaut Pinot. The FDJ climber is considered one of the most promising talents in French cycling, having ended as third overall in the 2014 Tour de France, and first in the young rider classification in the race.