Tour de France betting odds, tips and predictions

Posted on July 1, 2021

Tour de France predictions

Last years Tour de France was an absolute nail-biter, Tadej Pogacar did the impossible and gained minute and 56 seconds on the current leader Primoz Roglic in the penultimate stage. With that single push forward, he won himself the stage, the general classification, mountains classification, and young rider’s classification.

This year is shaping up to be another battle between Pogacar and Roglic. We probably won’t see anything as crazy as last year, but these two cyclists are in top form and will be certainly be competing for first place. These are our Tour de France predictions for 2021.

Tadej Pogacar
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Tadej Pogacar

Tadej Pogacar, the young upstart in the cycling world has had a string of amazing successes in the current season. He won the Tirreno–Adriatico, the Tour of UAE and Liege-Baston-Liege in Spring. In his warm ups for the Tour de France, he won uncontested at the Tour of Slovenia as well as third-place finish at Slovenia’s national time trial championship.

However, he has had a series of absences from some of the biggest events of the cycling season. We haven’t seen him compete in this year’s Criterium du Dauphine or the Tour de Romandie. These are some of the most gruelling events that can really show off their skill.

Primoz Roglic
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Primoz Roglic

Primoz Roglic has a lot to prove after his upset loss at the last Tour de France. The 31 year old has been training at altitude with a fantastic team. Team Jumbo–Visma is one of the toughest teams in the professional cycling world with a lot more experience than the UAE Team Emirates that is backing Pogacar.

Another point that you should take note of is the last stage race that he took part in. It was the Tour of the Basque Country in April and in that stage, he beat Pogacar by a minute and seven seconds.

Sky-Ineos Grenadiers team
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The dark horse

You shouldn’t count out the Sky-Ineos Grenadiers. This British team had five straight years of wins before the 2020 Tour de France and it seems like they are aiming to retake the throne. Keep an eye out for Richard Carapaz, Geraint Thomas, and Richie Porte as they try to regain ground.

Tour de France betting odds

We want to provide you with a list of the top favourite outright winners of the Tour de France. Here are the top 10 cyclists that could take home the win at the end of the Tour de France and the odds that have been provided by Betway.

  1. Tadej Pogacar – 2/7
  2. Primoz Roglic – 7/1
  3. Richard Carapaz – 18/1
  4. Julian Alaphilippe – 28/1
  5. Geraint Thomas – 40/1
  6. Jonas Vingegaard – 40/1
  7. Rigoberto Uran – 40/1
  8. Richie Porte – 66/1
  9. Mathieu van der Poel – 80/1
  10. David Gaudu – 100/1

Get your Odds at Betway!

Tour de France betting tips

There are plenty of ways you can bet on the Tour de France. If you are only interested in the finalists, you could place a single bet on the outright winner of the whole event. Maybe you are only interested in a certain stage of the event? You could place a bet on the top 10 finishers or the outright winner of a single stage.

You could take a punt on the possible King of the Mountain, points classifications, even the Young Rider classification. There are so many options for fans of online sports betting, that you should understand a few basic betting tips before you dive in the deep end.

Tour de France betting odds
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  • Build a betting bank:

In any form of betting or gambling you should know how to manage your money in a safe way. It is tempting to wager a lot on Tour de France betting odds that seem too good to be true. Make sure you set an amount that you are willing to lose each month. Make sure not to exceed that amount.

  • Choose the right amount to bet:

If you are new to betting, don’t jump into the deep end and start betting with crazy amounts of money. It’s important to start small and build up.

  • Money management:

Once you have built a betting bank. Say you are willing to lose $150 dollars a month. If you are ok with that, we recommend placing a set percentage of that bank on a single bet. We recommend 5% of your bank per bet. So, 5% of $150 dollars would be $7.50.

  • Understand the odds:

This isn’t too difficult. High odds mean a larger pay-out, but also a larger risk of losing. Low odds give you small pay-outs, but a higher chance of winning.

Final thoughts

This event may end up being a one-on-one fight for victory between Pogacar and Roglic, there are plenty of other fantastic cyclists that we shouldn’t discount so early. Even if you are interested in the Tour de France predictions, there are plenty of ways to bet on sports online. You could try out some virtual cycling betting if you don’t want to wait for the end of the Tour de France.

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Andrew is a Northern Ireland based journalist with a background in esports and VR reporting. He grew up in County Down, Northern Ireland, and graduated from Ulster University with a Masters's degree in Journalism.

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