Team Astana in Tour de France Betting

For the discerning sports betting fan looking to bet on Tour action there are multiple ways of betting including stage winners, overall winners, climbing stage winners, sprint winners, etc.

You can also tackle Tour de France betting by betting on a team to win the competition and there is no team in the 2009 Tour de France betting as dominant as Team Astana.

Tour de France betting teams generally consist of one dominant rider.  Usually a big name rider with a big contract who is surrounded by dutiful teammates known as domestiques the key to any Tour de France victory.  The duties of these teammates is to protect the top rider, set the pace, serve as a wind break in the Tour de France betting stages and reel in breakaway riders. 

However, this year anyone making a bet on Tour action will see that Team Astana is stacked from the top to bottom.  The team’s top rider entering the Tour de France betting is Alejandro Contador, the 07 Tour de France betting winner and the overwhelming bet on Tour favorite this year.  Entering the Tour de France betting on July 4th he will have perhaps the most talented group of support riders ever assembled in bet on Tour history.

None other than seven-time Tour de France champ Lance Armstrong will be his right hand man.  He’ll also have another American rider and top Tour de France betting contender, Levi Leipheimer, riding in support.  And last but not least, German Andreas Kloden, a bit of long shot in the 2009 Tour de France betting odds, but none the less a top tier rider will also ride for Team Astana.

With two of the top four Tour de France betting favorites pedaling of for Team Astana it is almost unthinkable that it won’t win the team competition. The Tour de France betting odds are also very good that it will produce the individual champ as well. With only Cadel Evans and possibly Denis Menchov or Carlos Sastre standing in the way of either Contador or Armstrong winning the Tour de France betting, things are looking very good for Team Astana in the run up to the 2009 Tour de France betting.

And for any sports betting fan looking for different wagering angles in the upcoming Tour de France betting, it might be well worth your effort to check out Team Astana’s possibilities.