Cycling Free Bets
For a lot of people two wheels are better than four and with the rise in popularity of cycling in the UK thanks to Team GB's success at recent Olympics, there are now more chances to bet for free on cycling than ever.
Today's Cycling Tip
Richie Porte io win the Tour de France at 7/2 with Paddy Power.
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Vuelta a Espana Odds
- Primoz Roglic - 9/4 with William Hill
- Miguel Angel Lopez - 3/1 with Ladbrokes
- Richard Carapa - 15/4 with Sporting Bet
- Steven Kruijswijk- 12/1 with William Hill
- Alejandro Valverde - 18/1 with Bet Victor
- Nairo Quintana - 18/1 with Ladbrokes
- Esteban Chaves - 33/1 with Bet Victor
- Tadej Pogacar - 33/1 with Sporting Bet
- Rafal Majka - 33/1 with William Hill
- Tao Geoghegan Hart - 35/1 with Bet Victor
- Wouter Poels - 33/1 with Ladbrokes
- Jakob Fuglsang - 40/1 with Bet Victor
Primoz Roglic may never have raced in the Vuelta a Espana before, but the bookmakers fancy him to succeed this time out.
He finished third at the Giro d'Italia this year and fourth at the Tour de France in 2018.
The Slovenian has also won the Tirreno-Adriatico and Tour de Romandie this year, a title he defended from 2018, when he also won the Tour of the Basque Country.
It has been a good time for Brits at this race, with Simon Yates and Chris Froome winning the last two editions, but no Brits are fancied this time round.
2019 Tour de France
Egan Bernal became the first Latin American cyclist to win the Tour de France when he triumphed in 2019.
The Colombian was appearing in only his second Grand Tour, having finished 15th in the Tour de France the previous year.
He didn't win a stage of the race and was not ahead in the General Classification until the 19th stage, when he took over from Julian Alaphilippe and held on for the final three stages.
He beat his Team Ineos team-mate, Britain's Geraint Thomas into second place, who narrowly failed to defend his title.
Final general classification standings:
1. Egan Bernal (Col/Ineos) 82hrs 57mins 00secs
2. Geraint Thomas (GB/Ineos) +1min 11secs
3. Steven Kruijswijk (Ned/Jumbo-Visma) +1min 31secs
4. Emanuel Buchmann (Ger/Bora-Hansgrohe) +1min 56secs
5. Julian Alaphilippe (Fra/ Deceuninck-Quick Step) +3mins 45secs
6. Mikel Landa (Spa/Movistar) +4mins 23secs
7. Rigoberto Uran (Col/EF Education First) +5mins 15secs
8. Nairo Quintana (Col/Movistar) +5mins 30secs
9. Alejandro Valverde (Spa/Movistar) +6mins 12secs
10. Warren Barguil (Fra/Arkea-Samsic) +7mins 32secs
Tour de France 2019 Schedule
|Day in July||Stage||Type||KM's|
The Individual Time Trials involve riders setting off at set intervals and racing against the clock. The other stages are races and last about five hours. Its another tradition that there is no competitive cycling over the final stage and the leader rides ceremonially into Paris. Stages 19 to 21 will be crucial and usually the winner is confirmed over these three days.
2019 Giro d'Italia results
- Richard Carapaz (ECU) Movistar Team 90h 01' 47"
- Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) Bahrain–Merida + 1' 05"
- Primož Roglič (SLO) Team Jumbo–Visma + 2' 30"
- Mikel Landa (ESP) Movistar Team + 2' 38"
- Bauke Mollema (NED) Trek–Segafredo + 5' 43"
- Rafał Majka (POL) Bora–Hansgrohe + 6' 56"
- Miguel Ángel López (COL)Astana + 7' 26"
- Simon Yates (GBR) Mitchelton–Scott + 7' 49"
- Pavel Sivakov (RUS) Team Ineos + 8' 56"
- Ilnur Zakarin (RUS) Team Katusha–Alpecin + 12' 14"
2018 Tour de France
Winner: Geraint Thomas (GBR) (Team Sky)
Second: Tom Dumoulin (NED) (Team Sunweb)
Third: Chris Froome (GBR) (Team Sky)
Points: Peter Sagan (SVK) (Bora–Hansgrohe)
Mountains: Julian Alaphilippe (FRA) (Quick-Step Floors)
Youth: Pierre Latour (FRA) (AG2R La Mondiale)
Combativity: Dan Martin (IRL) (UAE Team Emirates)
Team: Movistar Team
It is an enduring element of the race that the most well known sporting event in France starts in another country. The Tour de France in 2014 staged Le Grand Depart in Yorkshire and crowds flocked to the streets of Leeds, Harrogate, York and Sheffield and all points in between for the first two stages. It’s Germany’s turn to get this year’s race up and running with an individual time trial over 14 kilometres. There are 21 stages in total over the 23 days of the event. The organisers are not so cruel to not schedule two rest days, on the 10th and 17th of the month. Bastille Day on July 14th features a 101 km stage from Saint Girons to Foix. Every Tour offers something unique and this time the Tour will go through all five of France’s range of mountains. This is good news for the specialist climbers like Froome but Porte is also strong in the mountains. The climbers will be relatively comfortable over some cruelly steep climbs which will sort out the men from the boys. Its the stages with climbs that generally determine the winner and other contenders and this year that means a showdown between Froome and Porte but Romain Bardot, Nairo Quintana and Alberto Contador will also be in their element at the toughest times during the Tour. The winner should come form this quintet of riders.
|2019||Egan Bernal||COL||Team Inios|
|2018||Geraint Thomas||UK||Team Sky|
|Chris Froome||UK||Team Sky|
|Chris Froome||UK||Team Sky|
|2015||Chris Froome||UK||Team Sky|
|2013||Chris Froome||UK||Team Sky|
|2012||Bradley Wiggins||UK||Team Sky|
|2011||Cadel Evans||Australia||BMC Racing Team|
|2007||Alberto Contador||Spain||Discovery Channel|
The leading countries are as follows:
- France – 36 winners
- Belgium – 18 winners
- Spain – 11 winners I
- taly – 10 winners
- Luxembourg – 6 winners
Riders from the United Kingdom had not won the Tour before Bradley Wiggins in 2012 and Chris Froome is one of just eight riders to have recorded three wins or more. Miguel Indurain won the tour from 1991 to 1996 and is the last rider to win in three consecutive years. Richie Porte is from Australia and Cadel Evans in 2011 is the only winner from that country in the history of the race.
There are 22 squads of nine riders. Each team has a main contender and the others ride tactically to give this man the best chance of winning stages and the Tour. Great Britain is represented by Team Sky and there are teams from 12 other countries in total. France has the biggest representation with five teams. Seven of the 22 teams are non-European and each team has a manger who directs operations.
What are the best cycling free bets?
Of course at the start of every race there is the possibility to bet on the winner and in terms of stage races you can always take a punt with you free cycling bet on who will claim each and every stage.
There are always the more established names at the head of the odds when it comes to these markets but regularly with clear favourites commanding the shortest odds it can provide excellent value further down the field, and we will keep you updated on the latest here at FREEbets.org.uk.
The fields are always so large in the big road races that a number of additional markets are thrown into view including the winning nationality, the highest finishes in each nationality, the number of finishers and the winning margin.
There are also plenty of specials that crop up at the start of each race which are good cycling free bet fodder so keep an eye out for what is offered up by the bookies before the riders set off on their odysseys.
The Tour de France remains the annual pinnacle of the sport in terms of road racing which comes around every summer and sees all the greatest cyclists in the world either competing for the overall victory in the race or stage wins throughout the gruelling contest. When it rolls around we will have news on the runners here at FREEbets.org.uk.
The Giro d’Italia and the Vuelta a Espana are two other standout European races on the calendar but there are a huge number of races to enjoy over the year culminating in the Tour of Beijing at the end of October.
On the track there is the annual World Championships and of course the Olympic and Commonwealth Games every four years to look forward to and as such plenty of cycling to enjoy near enough all year round.
How to claim your Free Cycling Bets
Cycling is as global a sport as you can find with riders from all over the planet competing in all the big races that are competed for, as such there isn’t a bookmaker around who will not provide odds and chances for betting for free on cycling with all the major markets available in the sport.
With the number of competitors in each race it is well worth doing some decent research before plumping for a bet but once you have done that and you know which bookmaker you want to go with, click on the link to that bookie from the list on the right hand side of this page.
Once at the bookmakers homepage you will need to follow the simple steps to register with your chosen bookie, it takes just a few seconds and then you will be ready to go.
Select cycling from within the sportsbook and find the market you are keen to have a punt on, click on the odds and this will add the chosen market to the betting slip, from there on in you will be able to use your free bet.
Is cycling popular with bookmakers?
Big time! Nearly all the yearly cycling calendar events are covered with bets available. Some of the markets you can expect to see for each race are:
- Tour de France stage bets
- Number of yellow jerseys
- Top 3 finish in any race
- Grand Tour 2015 specials
- Bradley Wiggins specials
The Olympics has done a lot for a number of sports but few have had such a boost in popularity in Britain in recent times as cycling thanks to the exploits of Team GB’s cyclists over the last 12 years.
Through the likes of Sir Chris Hoy, Sir Bradley Wiggins, Mark Cavendish, Victoria Pendleton and Laura Trott the sport has burst into the consciousness of the British sporting pubic thanks to their phenomenal success and of course Sir Bradley Wiggins has done so not just in the Olympic Games but in the biggest road race in the world, the Tour de France.
With the use of bikes across the UK having gone through the roof in recent years and the addition of a new Velodrome in London after the Olympics there is plenty of interest in the participation in the sport and as such there is a burgeoning interest in watching the sport and therefore free betting on it.
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