Betting on the Tour de France

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.

When you want a break from all this speculation, why not hop across to your local online casino, for some fun on the pedal power slot game? This slot is based on the Tour de France and it has some tremendous payouts, including a bonus feature where you can win up to 400,000 coins.

It is a five reel 15 payline slot game with Tour do France themed symbols including riders, trophies, a yellow jersey, cycling gear and even a bicycle pump. Spin three or more stopwatches and you go to the bonus feature where you can select from a number of multiplier and free-spin combinations.