The biggest cycling event of the year is upon us as the 2021 Tour de France is set to begin this Saturday morning at 6 AM EST.
All 21 stages across 23 days of the Tour de France can be streamed on the Peacock app from NBC, and Slovenian cyclist Tadej Pogacar is currently favored to win the entire race. He is the 2019 winner and will going for his second Tour de France win at the young age of 22 years old.
For those that are interested in betting on the 2021 Tour de France, online sports betting sites have now posted futures odds for the race and are taking action now.
2021 Tour De France Odds To Win
- Tadej Pogacar +150
- Primoz Roglic +200
- Geraint Thomas +400
- Richard Carapaz +800
- Julian Alaphilippe +2000
- Richie Porte +2000
- Miguel Angel Lopez +4000
- Rigoberto Uran +4000
- Tao Geoghegan Hart +4000
- Jack Haig +5000
- Enric Mas Nicolau +6600
- Sepp Kuss +6600
- Wout Van Aert +6600
- David Gaudu +8000
- Wilco Kelderman +8000
Despite Pogocar’s favorable chances of winning, his moneyline odds are still set in the positive, meaning that more money can be won by betting on him than the amount risked.
A $1 wager on Tadej to finish first after all 21 stages of the Tour de France are complete will earn bettors $1.50, or 1.5X.
Of course, placing a futures bet on the Tour de France at an online sportsbook means that a win cannot be scored until at least July 18, the date the race will end.
For sports gamblers that are looking to get their cycling bets paid out at a much faster rate, Tour de France stage betting feature lines that complete at the same time as that particular section of the race.
Bettors merely need to select the cyclist that will win the stage that is occurring on that given day, and depending on what terrain that leg is covering will depend heavily on which racer gets the edge.
Another option for more immediate action are live betting odds for the Tour de France that allow for customers to place wagers on the race as it is in progress.
These live cycling odds can receive action at any time of the race as long as it has yet to conclude, but don’t slack off too long because the lines shift as developments occur in the Tour de France.
Our staff is surprised that there have been no Tour de France prop bets posted as of this writing, but we expect to see lines debut between now and Saturday that feature individual parings of racers, groupings of cyclists, and other nonsensical odds for televised occurrences.
For now, the above futures odds will have to suffice, as all major online books are offering a similar line.
Don’t sleep on these Tour de France odds because this will be the largest bike race event until lines are posted for betting on the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.