One of the most exciting sports summer events is starting on Saturday afternoon. All the best cyclists in the world are ready for the challenge posed by the 2019 Tour De France. Not many sporting events can deliver so much physical demand and drama. The ride will start in Brussels, where we have a very competitive lineup.
Tour De France Tips
One of the protagonists of the last few editions of the Tour De France, Chris Froome, will not take part this year following a terrible crash he suffered in training back in May. Surely this is a shame, but in the same way, it does open up the race to other very capable riders.
Will Geraint Thomas retain the title?
The first one to consider is Geraint Thomas, who is the defending champion after securing the 2018 Tour De France in 2018. The Welshman surely is one of the favourites, but the feeling is that he has been there and done it. He is not in a fantastic form either following his crash at the Tour de Suisse. Punters who believe the Brit has what it takes to retain the title can back him at best price of 11/4 with Paddy Power.
Many contenders despite Chris Froome’s absence
There are many contenders to consider, and surely Richie Porte (16/1) and Nairo Quintana (16/1) are two of those. Jakob Fugisang has finished in the top ten at the Tour De France, and he comes to this year’s edition in sparkling form. He has won the Criterium du Dauphine recently for the second time in his career. Lots are backing the Swiss rider to do well at 11/2 with Bet Victor.com.
Egan Bernal is our Tour De France Betting Tip
Everything suggests tough that this will be the Tour de France where we will witness the birth of a new cycling superstar. His name is Egan Bernal, and he is a Colombian that is 22 years old. He is a fantastic climber and managed to secure an impressive 15th place in last year’s edition. His form has been improving over the previous year, and this could really be the right time for him to record a significant breakthrough.
Bernal was able to win the Paris-Nice and the Tour de Suisse in this season. He surely looks capable of stepping up at the Tour de France. The rider, who is running for Team Ineos, it is undoubtedly a future cycling superstar. He is is our best bet at odds of 9/4 with William Hill.com.