Tour de France Betting 2017 Winner Odds & Predictions

Froome dominance under threat from Porte

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The 104th edition of the Tour de France begins on July 1st. There will be just two shy of 200 riders spread across 22 teams will be getting the action at the starting line for the big race, which this year starts in Germany. The first stage is the individual time trial which begins in Dusseldorf on July 1st. The gruelling test of cycling endurance will go through to July 23rd when the final conclusion at the Champs-Elysees stage.

So the Grand Depart was supposed to be going off in London this year after successful betting there in the 2007 and 2014 Tour de France. However, the city pulled their bid because of cost, and so for the fourth time in the history of the Tour de France, the race starts in Germany. This will be the first time it has started in Germany since 1987. The first leg is the individual time trial and the second leg of this year’s race will also be started in Dusseldorf too with a finish in Liege, Belgium.

Tour de France 2017 Infographic

The Tour will go through Belgium and Luxembourg as well and famous mountain regions the Vosges, the Jura, the Massif Central, the Pyrenees and the Alps are all visited during the race. In total across the 2017 Tour de France, there will be ten new start or finish locations. Mark Cavendish is back from his illness to compete in the race and he will be joined by fellow Englishman Steve Cummings and Scott Thwaites in the race. Welshman Geraint Thomas is back after his devastating crash in the Giro d’Italia when he was leading.

It was a crash that sent him home and his back for Team Sky and supporting Chris Froome as he goes in search of a fourth Tour de France title. It is Froome who is running as 5/4 outright favourite in the bet365 Tour de France 2017 outright winner market ahead of Australia’s Richie Porte who is riding for BMC. Froome is looking for his third successive title and when it comes to cycling betting, you aren’t just looking at the individual talent, you have to look at the support of the team behind their main rider.

Tour de France 2017 Odds

Riders Betting Odds
Chris Froome 5/4
Richie Porte 7/4
Nairo Quintana 13/2
Alberto Contador 12/1
Jakob Fuglsang 18/1
Fabio Aru 18/1
Romain Bardet 22/1
bar 66/1

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So there are 21 big days of resting (plus two rest days between the 9th and 10th and the 15th and 16th stages) to come in what is cycling’s biggest event. Here we take a look at the riders and the different classifications.

Tour de France 2017 - Stages

Stage Date Route Type Length
1 1st July Düsseldorf (Germany) Individual time trial 14 km (9 mi)
2 2nd July Düsseldorf (Germany) to Liège (Belgium) Flat stage 203.5 km (126 mi)
3 3rd July Verviers (Belgium) to Longwy Summit Finish 212.5 km (132 mi)
4 4th July Mondorf-les-Bains (Luxembourg) to Vittel Flat stage 207.5 km (129 mi)
5 5th July Vittel to La Planche des Belles Filles Summit Finish 160.5 km (100 mi)
6 6th July Vesoul to Troyes Flat stage 216 km (134 mi)
7 7th July Troyes to Nuits-Saint-Georges Flat stage 213.5 km (133 mi)
8 8th July Dole to Station des Rousses Summit Finish 187.5 km (117 mi)
9 9th July Nantua to Chambéry Mountain stage 181.5 km (113 mi)
10 11th July Périgueux to Bergerac Flat stage 178 km (111 mi)
11 12th July Eymet to Pau Flat stage 203.5 km (126 mi)
12 13th July Pau to Peyragudes Summit Finish 214.5 km (133 mi)
13 14th July Saint-Girons to Foix Mountain stage 101 km (63 mi)
14 15th July Blagnac to Rodez Hilly stage 181.5 km (113 mi)
15 16th July Laissac-Sévérac-l'Église to Le Puy-en-Velay Medium-mountain stage 189.5 km (118 mi)
16 18th July Le Puy-en-Velay to Romans-sur-Isère Flat stage 165 km (103 mi)
17 19th July La Mure to Serre Chevalier Mountain stage 183 km (114 mi)
18 20th July Briançon to Col d'Izoard Summit Finish 179.5 km (112 mi)
19 21th July Embrun to Salon-de-Provence Hilly stage 222.5 km (138 mi)
20 22th July Marseille Individual time trial 22.5 km (14 mi)
21 23th July Montgeron to Paris (Champs-Élysées) Flat stage 103 km (64 mi)


Stage 5 – Profile

Stage 5 Tour de France 2017 Infographic

Stage 8 – Profile

Stage 8 Tour de France 2017 Infographic

Stage 12 – Profile

Stage 12 Tour de France 2017 Infographic

Stage 17 – Profile

Stage 17 Tour de France 2017 Infographic

Stage 18 – Profile

Stage 18 Tour de France 2017 Infographic

Chris Froome

Chris Froome Tour de France 2017
Froome then is looking for his third title on the bounce and the three-time champion is going to be a major threat right before anyone has gotten off the starting line, because his presence is going to overwhelming to other competitors. Froome though hasn’t been running in the greatest of form, certainly not as much as he had ahead of other Tour de France campaigns. So is Froome at the stage where he is not quite at the level where he was at and if so, the question then becomes, who can step up and beat him? The course layout this year offer no particular advantage to any of the front runners in the bet365 outright winner market so that playing field is level and this year more than ever, Froome may find those challengers, particular Porte, a big handful to deal with. That though is where you really look to the strength of the Sky team who are 2/1 in the Team Classification market. Froome is up as 5/4 outright favourite.

Richie Porte

Richie Porte Tour de France 2017
If anyone in the field is likely to knock back the dominance of Froome then it is Australian. He has been steaming along this season in fantastic form and has picked up the Tour Down Under and Tour de Romandie this year. He knows Froome well, of course, having ridden with Froome at Sky Team and now Ported heads up BMC so this is the big chance for him to go further. He finished fifth in last season’s Tour de France and if there is a difference between the two at the end of the day in Froome’s favour then it is going to be because of the mountains. The Team Sky looks much stronger to help Froome through that than the BMC team is going to be able to help Porte. The margins may be fine, but this could be a huge summer for Porte who has six wins this season. For many, he is the man to beat this season with him going out of his European base.

Nairo Quintana

Nairo Quintana Tour de France 2017
The nearly man of the Tour, which seems a little unfair to say about such a good rider. He has two-second place in the Tour de France and was third in 2016. He was on a strong season last year and he has gone well again this term, with a notable second place finish in the Giro d’Italia to Tom Dumoulin. Given his status in the sport he should factor into any Tour de France betting at bet365 but you just never know with the Colombian. The Movistar teams he rides for is strong and they are 13/10 outright favourites in the Team Classification at Bet365. It’s important to note that the Tour this season will fancy him just a little bit more because of the lack of time-trialling and he can be relied upon when it comes to the tough climbs. But he did a lot at the Giro to try and win that, would that have knocked his chances for this one?

Alberto Contador

Alberto Contador Tour de France 2017
The experienced rider is one of just six riders to have won all three Grand Tours. He didn’t have a good time last season at the Tour de France and it has been a long long time see we saw him on the podium of a Grand Tour event. His evergreen legs are going to be pushed hard in his one but he would need to put in a really strong start of the race to make a fist of this. He will be at a disadvantage because his team, Trek-Segafredo doesn’t have the quality that Team Sky or Movistar has at their disposal.

Romain Bardet

The Frenchman can’t be overlooked after his second place finish to Froome last year. He was a beast in the Alps and is a fearless rider with time on his side to get there to the top. He seems to be cool under pressure and wasn’t’ afraid to attack when he needed to. The lack of time-trialling and just two mountain finishes will play into his wheelhouse a bit and the difficult time will come for him in the final week because severe questions will be asked of his team and their ability to get him to the title. His Ag2R team can’t stand toe to toe with that of Team Sky and that may ultimately be his failure, but he can get close.

Tour de France 2017 Favourites Odds Development

King of the Mountains

Thibaut Pinot 3/1, Rafal Majka 6/1, Pierre Rolland 11/1, Thomas De Gendt 12/1, Alberto Contador 22/1, Nairo Quintana 22/1, Fabio Aru 25/1, Richie Porte 25/1, bar 33/1.

Young Rider Classification

Louis Meintjes even money, Simon Yates 6/4, Emanuel Buchmann 6/1, Pierre Latour 12/1, Guillaume Martin 28/1, Tiesj Benoot 33/1, bar 50/1

The Astana team have Jakob Fuglsang and Fabio Aru as they launch a double-headed attack in the race. Fuglsang was a winner of the CritĂ©rium du DauphinĂ© and Aru was the 2015 Vuelta champion so they will carry a threat. Looking down the list a little more you have Thibaut Pinot who came from nowhere to finish fourth in the Giro this year and he isn’t going to be riding with any pressure because of that particularly. Orica Scott are another team who have two strong riders going for this as Esteban Chaves and Simon Yates (6/4 at bet365 in the Young Rider Classification) are there for them and are backed up, just like Aru are, with one of the better support teams.

Tour de France 2017 Predictions

Romain Bardet at 10/3 for a top three finish is bags of value here as he can make a real god shot of this. Similarly, the value does look to be on Richie Porte at 7/4 in the outright winner market for the race, just because he looks well primed to make a major run at this with Froome, not in particularly hot form going into this one.