- Tadej Pogačar (-180) is the favorite to win his third-consecutive Tour de France
- The Slovenian claimed the yellow, polka dot and white jerseys for the second-straight year in 2021
- The 109th edition of the 21-stage bicycle race starts in Copenhagen, Denmark on July 1 and concludes in Paris, France on July 24
After becoming the youngest Tour de France champion in over a century in 2020, Tadej Pogačar dominated last year’s event, winning three of the race’s 21 stages and wearing the leader’s yellow jersey from stage eight onwards.
Perhaps the only cyclist who could ruin the Slovenian’s three-peat bid is compatriot Primož Roglič, who was headed for the title two years ago before collapsing in the penultimate stage time trial. Before we look at the latest odds for the world’s most famous bicycle race, here’s where you can find all our 2022 pro cycling betting picks.
Tour de France 2022
|Daniel Felipe Martinez||+1200|
|Enric Mas Nicolau||+3300|
|Wout Van Aert||+4000|
Pogacar is the favorite
Tadej Pogačar (-180) is on a trajectory to becoming one of pro cycling’s all-time greats. Since Lance Armstrong was stripped of the seven Tour de France titles he won between 1999 and 2005, four men share the official record with five a piece: Jacques Anquetil, Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault and Miguel Indurain.
The UAE Team Emirates leader could have three career victories before his 24th birthday if he wins the three-week Grand Tour this July. Given that riders as old as 36 have claimed the yellow jersey over the past century, Pogačar would seemingly have a solid decade to win another three Tours and capture the all-time record.
In issue one of @StelvioMag award-winning author @Andymcgra ponders the impact of a third Tour win for Tadej Pogacar and asks those close to him if he can somehow be beaten pic.twitter.com/Bij9EvXdsH
— StelvioMag (@StelvioMag) June 8, 2022
Slovenian riders set to dominate
Primož Roglič (+275) had to drop of last year’s race after being caught up in multiple crashes in the early stages. He also looked dominant in the 2020 event before faltering in the penultimate stage.
The Slovenian rider claimed an Olympic gold medal in the men’s individual time trial in Tokyo in 2021 and has won the Vuelta a España three times in a row. But, at 32 years old, he might be running out of time to win his first-career Tour de France.
Other Tour de France contenders
Jonas Vingegaard (+600) finished second in last year’s Tour de France. He’s part of a strong Jumbo-Visma team with Roglič and Wout Van Aert (+4000), who was the favorite when we made our 2022 Tour of Flanders Pro Cycling Picks earlier this year. The question is if Vingegaard will be asked to act as a domestique for Roglič or if the former fisherman will be given a chance to compete like last year when his teammate dropped out of the race.
Primoz Roglic underperforming in today's ITT, 42 seconds behind the winner and losing to Mattia Cattaneo. Not great signs ahead of the TDF after his injury earlier in the year. We'll see how he goes in the mountains on the weekend.
— MF Naichaca (@NaichacaCycling) June 8, 2022
Richard Carapaz (+5000) is listed on the board, but please avoid wagering on the Ecuadorian rider as he has confirmed he will miss this year’s event.
Instead, the aforementioned Wout Van Aert (+4000) is our preferred longshot. Currently competing at the Critérium du Dauphiné, the Belgian cyclist has claimed five victories and 14 podiums in 19 races this season. He also won three stages in last year’s Tour de France (both in the final weekend), finishing fifth in the points competition.
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