Betting on the Tour de France

The 2013 Tour de France will be even more special than usual. This year will be the hundredth time that event has been staged, and the eyes of the world will be watching it.

A hot tip at the moment is Bradley Wiggins who was the winner in 2012. Sometimes it pays to swim against the tide and at the moment the tide seems to be going out on Wiggins. A few months ago the bookmakers were offering around 2/1 that he would win the Tour de France, and today that price has been extended up to as long as 16/1.

It is true that he has been having a tough time of things recently and they weren’t helped by his recent and unexpected withdrawal from the Giro d’Italia, but those odds are far too long and they should be viewed as a great betting opportunity.

Last year’s second placed Chris Froome is the favourite at the moment though odds on him are either evens or just a little better than evens, which seem a little on the short side and not really worth a bet at this stage. Wait and see if they lengthen and hit if they ride to anything like 3/1 which would be a value bet.

If you are interested in another way of making money by betting on the Tour de France, then you might care to try the latest cycle race based slot at an online casino. The slot is called Pedal Power.

There is a particularly exciting bonus feature which is triggered by spinning the stopwatch scatter symbols. This is a free spin bonus where you get to choose how many spins you are going for. The fewer spins you choose, the higher the win multiplier, and the maximum jackpot is 400,000 coins, or in real money £40,000, so choose your options wisely.