Can You Bet Online on Bike Races?8 April 2018
Online betting on cycling has been gaining a lot in popularity in recent years. Names such as Peter Sagan, Vincenzo Nibali, Mark Cavendish, Alberto Contador, and many more, are familiar even to people who have no interest in cycling.
When it comes to betting on cycling, you can do it both in bricks and mortar betting houses, but you can also do it very easily online. Remember not to choose just any bookmaker, but shop around before you find one with fair odds.
This is what kind of bets you can expect to find online and how to make the most out of them.
Most Popular Cycling Bets
The bets that most people are placing their money one when it comes to cycling are outright winners, in-running betting, and stage winners.
- Outright Winners
These bets refer to the name of the racer that will win the race outright. You can place the bet either ante-post, or you can do it during the race. However, the best odds can be found for ante-post bets, so these types of bets are becoming more and more popular.
- In-running Betting
Since cycling is one of the most dynamic sports out there, many things can easily change during the race. Therefore, you always have the option to change your mind and thus change your bet. You can do it easily as the race is unfolding in front of you.
- Stage Winner Betting
During the biggest races like Tour de France, La Vuelta, and Giro d’Italia, the event is comprised of different stages. You can place bets on who the winner of a particular stage will be, or you can bet on one racer and try to guess how many stages he will win.
One Hour Record Betting
Many argue that there aren’t many excitements during a cycling race, except for the sprinting finish. However, the one hour record event proves them wrong and is becoming more and more popular among betters. This event takes place in a velodrome and, as you can guess, the riders try to cover the most distance in 60 minutes’ time.
The Grand Tours
In cycling, the term grand tour refers to one of the three staple races in the sport: Tour de France, Giro d’Italia, and Vuelta a Espana.
- Tour de France
The Tour de France is the biggest of the three Grand Tour races. It lasts for 22 days which includes two days of rest. During the event, you can place bets on who wins the yellow jersey, who will win the flat stages, or who will become the King of the Mountains.
- Giro d’Italia
Giro d’Italia is the second-biggest race of the three, but not less important. It takes place in May, so you should start your preparations for bets. Learn about the odds, statistics, and past winners to up your chances.
- Vuelta a Espana
Also known as the Tour of Spain, it takes place in September and it finishes in Madrid. It offers a wide range of bets, so it is very popular among betters worldwide.