Cycling betting gets more action for the Tour de France than all other events combined as fans that won’t normally make a cycling bet will bet on the Tour de France. This year’s cycling betting action will be more wide open than ever before as after the retirement of Lance Armstrong, the event has been marred by drug scandals and obscure commodities to make a cycling bet on.
Armstrong, who owned the Tour de France as a cycling betting champion for seven consecutive years, is coming out of retirement for the event but he suffered a broken collar bone in a race earlier this spring and has not looked like the unbeatable cycling betting commodity of old when he has raced.
Still, he is the biggest name in cycling betting and will bring added interest and prestige to the event. Armstrong and his trainer claim that they will be ready for this year’s cycling betting action from the Tour de France and he even managed to run in the Giro d’Italia.
Armstrong’s best cycling betting finish since his return was a strong 4th in the Tour of California this year. Another strong cycling betting favorite and contender for the Tour de France is Team Astana’s Alberto Contador, who was the 2007 Tour de France winner and could be a potential teammate for Armstrong.
Contandor dominated the Tours of Italy and Span in 2008. Other top Tour de France contenders are Christian Vande Velde and Frank Schleck. Schleck finished 6th overall in last year’s Tour de France and won the Alpe d’Huez stage of the 2006 Tour de France.
He also won a stage of this year’s Tour of California. Vande Velde finished 4th in last year’s Tour de France and won a stage this year at Paris-Nice. Another rider to keep an eye on is Cadel Evans, who has never finished lower than 8th in the Tour de France and wore the yellow jersey as the leader for a week last year before fading at the end.
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