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Betting on the Tour

May 31, 2013

The 2013 Tour de France will be run between 29 June and 21 July. This is it’s hundredth birthday, so the interest will be even higher than usual. The Tour de France is always important event on the French calendar and this time it will be held entirely on French land.

This is an event in which British cyclists have been prospering recently. Last year both first and second places went to Britain.

The event was won by Sir Bradley Wiggins and the runner up was Chris Froome. Only four minutes separated them. This year Chris Froome is the outright favourite and he is prices at 7/5. Second favourite is last year’s third place Alberto Contador from Spain and he is currently priced up to 11/5. Odds on Wiggins are 16/1, which are very good for a reigning Champion.

The really exciting betting doesn’t really get going until the start of the event, and when it does you can expect some wildly fluctuating odds as different riders emerge. A lot can happen in the Tour de France and it frequently does, so expect some surprises. If you can predict them in advance you can make some real money.

An alternative way to gamble on the Tour de France is to play the latest Tour de France themed slot game Pedal Power. This is a fun packed video slot based loosely on the race, but its most interesting feature is its free spin bonus where if you make the right decisions and you have some good luck you really do have a chance of winning the top prize of £40,000.

It is a five reel slot with multiple paylines, and as well as the bonus feature you can also gamble up your standard spin winnings.