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2013 will be the 100th the Tour de France is run. It gets underway on 29th June in Corsica and will be run entirely in France. It is set to be a very exciting event and one of the hardest yet, with some of the final stages being described as brutal.
Although betting on the Tour de France can be quite frantic with the odds changing on a daily basis, it is still worth while putting on some early bets if you can secure some reasonable odds. In some ways it is even a little late for that, as there have been some clear favourites for some time.
The clear outright favourite is the British cyclist Chris Froome and he does appear to have every chance of winning, but at odds of 7/5 is this really a value bet? On the other hand the odds on Bradley Wiggins, the second placed Brit and the third favourite are 16/1. Yes he is a little tired and a little disenchanted, but he might pull it off and if he does and you didn’t back him you will be kicking yourself. It’s worth betting on him now, even if it is only a small bet. Read more »
The famous British rider Bradley Wiggins is reportedly focusing hard for a great win in the upcoming Giro d’Italia which is about to start in May this year. The high profile Sky cyclist is on an attempt to bypass any comparison with the past year as he starts on his new season in 2013.
Last year, Wiggins secured the 3rd position in Tour of Algarve & won Paris-Nice. By the April end, he won Romandy Tour & Criterium du Dauphine in June. But this year, instead of Tour de France, Wiggins is planning for Giro d’Italia chiefly.
As per the reports, after winning Tour de France & Olympic time-trial, Wiggins decided that he will be doing something different in the year 2013. Instead of focusing on Tour again and racing the similar program, the rider is determined to head towards south this time for Giro d’Italia that would be hosted at Naples. The famous British sprinter from Sky Team started on his season this year with Challenge Majorca (with 161 & 152 positions) followed by Tour of Oman (74th) and Catalonia Tour (5th) last week, Apart from the Catalonia performance, his performances in the other races show an absolutely different start for him this season in comparison with the previous season.
“The Giro d’Italia is something that I would actually love to attempt & win. Thus, it’s like taking to a different order of challenges that were not prevalent in the last year”, stated Wiggins while stressing high on his focus to win in Giro this time. The high profile British rider is into island hopping these days between Majorca & Tenerife. According to sources, he is exercising hard in gym daily prior to his stages taking training session in Majorca. His prime concentration is on squatting sessions and core stability workouts.
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After a dismal performance at Oman, the British cycling star Bradley Wiggins has said that his main focus this year will be bagging a debut win at the Tour of Italy and not defending his Tour de France title.
He is looking forward to the Italy tour as a fresh source of challenges and motivation. Wiggins has been lacking motivation for long after his Olympic win and he knows that the future of his career is totally dependent on how he performs in the next few races.
Bradley Wiggins will enter the Tour de France only to support his teammate Chris Froome. He talked about how the world considered spending money on their team ‘Team Sky’ was a waste until he became the 1st British winner of Tour de France, 2012 followed by winning the 4th Gold Medal at Olympic and then being knighted and then named as this year’s BBC Sports Personality.
Wiggins says that wining the Giro race is important for him, for this race was a significant part of his childhood and thus gives him a lot of hope and positivity.
The Giro is scheduled to begin on the 4th of May from Naples. He has added few new races this year which he didn’t participate in last year; he is seeing them as another set of fresh challenges.
Wiggins has made it very clear that his desire to win the Giro doesn’t imply that he is afraid of failing the Tour de France.
He has become a major celebrity after his phenomenal wins last year, he talked about how people show up while he is training demanding for a photograph or autographs all the time, thus interrupting his training periods. The next race for Wiggin’s will be Tour of Catalunya which starts from 18th of the next month.