The Tour de France is the best-attended event, not just in cycling but of all sports. Every year the grueling race across borders and towns pits the best cyclists on the best road bikes against each other in a marathon of speedy straights and leg-burning hills. Only the best of the best get to call themselves the Tour de France champions. Hundreds more talented riders try and fail in their pursuit of glory.
In addition to the vast number of cycling fanatics that line the course on race day, millions worldwide watch the action live on television. Such is the Tour’s popularity that it attracts the attention of the leading sports betting sites. Bookies offer odds on the winner of the Tour de France and several exciting specials, including winning team, number of finishers, winning distance and more.
If there’s a popular opinion on the outcome of a stage of the Tour de France, you can be sure traders at the top sports books will be offering odds and accepting bets. Gambling on the race is a great way to add a little more excitement to the occasion and spice up certain stages that would otherwise go unnoticed by anyone other than the dedicated supporters. In this article, we have recruited the help of a sports betting expert who explains how cycling fans can bet on and watch the 2022 Tour de France using their smartphone.
Let’s get started
You can visit any online sportsbook that is legal and licensed in your region using a mobile by downloading the bookie’s app or visiting the mobile site. You are free to browse the various Tour de France betting markets, odds, and promotions, but you must have a registered account with the bookmaker to place a bet on the race. This takes just a few minutes to complete, and you must go through this process only once. When creating an account, you will gain a username and password that will be used to access your site on future visits.
Here’s how to create an account at any respected online sports betting site;
- Visit the homepage of the bookmaker and click Join
- Fill in the registration form
- Create a username and password
- Make your first deposit
- Your account will now be live
As a new customer of your chosen bookie, you will qualify for a new player bonus. This is a promotion used to encourage players to sign up and start betting, choosing one sports book over the competition. The welcome bonus differs from site to site, but the most common theme is a deposit matched free bet.
With this deal, the more you deposit and gamble on a sports book market after creating an account, the higher your free bet will be. For example, if you open an account, deposit 50 and bet on cycling, you will receive a 50 free bet to use on the sports market you wish.
Betting on the Tour de France
When choosing a bookie, you want to find one with a long list of available markets on the Tour de France and cycling in general. You want to see the race winner, the stage winner, to finish the race and other markets—the more, the merrier here. How active the cycling tab is will let you know how much a bookie loves your favorite sport—more ways to bet means more ways to win. The odds on your favorite markets should be generous too. You want the market top price on every bet you place. Check a betting odds comparison site to see which bookies are highest on the Tour de France markets you are interested in.
Here’s how to place a bet on the Tour de France after logging in to your account;
- Click the cycling tab then Tour de France
- Select the market you wish to bet on and click the odds
- Add the stake to your bet slip and confirm
- Your bet will now be live
- A cash-out value will be added
The best betting apps allow registered members to watch the Tour de France through an HD quality live streaming service. In most cases, this is free to anyone who has placed a bet on the tour’s outcome on the mobile app or website. Place your bets, watch live and stay on the lookout for any betting value in play.