Thu, Jul 9, 10:46am by Kevin Pitstock
The Tour De France of 2009 is well underway, with the usual suspects bursting out of the gate. Unfortunately for Australian followers, the one exception to this is Cadel Evans. In the team time trial one of the riders crashed, plummeting Evans down the leader board. At the end of that day he fell out of the top 30.
The feel good story of the 2009 Tour De France is of course Lance Armstrong. He is 37 years of age and still going hard. He was less than a second behind first place before last night’s stage. Sports Alive are offering odds of $3.50 in betting on the Tour De France.
The short priced favourite is last year’s winner Alberto Contador. He is looking in fine form and rarely looks troubled in the pinnacle event of world cycling. Sports Alive and other Australian bookmakers like Sportsbet have seen massive bets come in for him. Sports Alive have him at $1.66.
If you are still keen to get on Australia’s Cadel Evans despite his mishap, there are attractive odds available. Sports Alive have him at a seductive 26-1. He has come 2nd in the past two Tour De France’s so look for him to surge up the leader board. While it will be tough for him to reel in the Alberto Contador, it certainly is doable.
You can bet on more than just the outright winner at the 2009 Tour De France. There are a few options that the punters love to get on. If you do your research right, there is a ton of money to be won by betting on the stage winners. Some cyclists excel at certain stages, and even dominate. The commentators on SBS usually have a good idea, and often get it right. In the past I have won quite a bit of money by betting on Robbie McEwan in the early, fast stages. In the later, tougher stages the mountain climbers begin to take over. Look out for Lance Armstrong during these stages.
There are a whole host of other betting options available at Sportsbet for this year’s Tour De France. You can bet on the Green Jersey, Polka Dot Jersey, White Jersey, Team Classifications and Team Winner.
Not only that, you can now bet head to head on the event. Fancy a certain cyclist? Know someone is going to perform well this stage? You can jump on them and cash in big. Have a look at the stage, cyclist and who is likely to perform well and then get on them.
The Tour De France will be unpredictable, challenging and exciting; just like it is every year. There will be rapid fluctuations in the betting so keep checking back here on Australian Gambling for the latest and best odds on the 2009 Tour De France.
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