Now, the Tour de France starts Friday, the grand tour race is loaded with star power. There is Tadej Pogacar and more for the three-plus week tour, which starts Friday with a time trial in Copenhagen, Denmark. It ends on July 24th down the Champs-Elysses in Paris, France.
Below, we present updated numbers for the top 13 cyclists listed below in our Tour de France Bets for the 2022 Championship. This reveals the chances of Tadej Pogacar ending up in yellow and maybe more. It would appear that some competition could arise out of nowhere too. Also, do not forget our Vegas news and picks which include some MLB action and 2023 futures.
|Tour de France Updated Odds 2022
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Tadej Pogacar is a Tour de France favorite at -150 to take the yellow jersey. There indicates little change over the past three weeks when it comes to Pogacar. His numbers stretched a fraction on some books but stayed mostly steady overall. That is for good reason. Until a rider bests him when it counts, the Slovenian remains the top bet to stay upright and lead at the end of the 21 stages.
After a dramatic win in 2020, Pogacar (Slovenia) easily defended his title in 2021 for Team UAE. Last year’s Tour had an interesting dynamic. Pogacar showed he could stay upright whereas Primoz Roglic could not. Ultimately, Roglic had to abandon the tour which made the 2021 race turn into a near cakewalk. Pogacar wound up winning the 2021 version by more than five minutes over Jonas Vingegaard.
Some pundits feel the 2022 race will be a good deal closer. Pogacar showed he could race at any discipline when it comes to the 21 stage course. This Tour features crosswinds, cobblestones, five summit finishes and a couple of scenic time trials. There lies a plethora of mountain stages including the iconic Alpe D’Huez with its 21 switchbacks and standing changing climb.
At VegasBetting, we suggest, is to focus on the bodies of work and yes COVID conditioning. Here is why. Remember the 29 riders that had to abandon the Tour de Suisse due to COVID. Add in the Pogacar factor and his ability to climb over consecutive days (has won eight of the last nine stages he entered). That keeps him tops on our Tour de France bets.
Primoz Roglic and Jonas Vingegaard could battle for the 2022 Tour de France. The Jumbo Visma cyclists are the favorites to win the team crown this year at +175. These are the last two runner-ups in the Tour to Pogacar. Do the combined forces of these two help or hinder their chances to win? That becomes the grand question during this tour. Roglic takes risks few riders take while Vingegaard shows unique strength especially in the mountains.
Now, the Tour de France for both riders has been a true mixed bag. Their showing at the Criterium offered much hope for the Tour but can either rider isolate and pull away from the defending champion? That is an unknown. So far, little suggests that this can become a reality. On the other hand, anything can happen over the course of three-plus weeks. Honestly, Vingegaard climbs on the level of Pogacar and again can stay on his bike better than Roglic.
The concerns with Roglic are valid at this juncture until the Slovenian can prove he can ride at that higher level above any other. The statistics back him to at least a podium finish but his potential to win seems to be inflated. Roglic has value in the Tour de France bets as he lengthened further to around +425 and greater. It is a mild surprise to some but part of that is the form at the tail end of the Criterium. Is it a double edged sword?
Roglic’s ability to time trial comes in handy early and late but is it enough? With all the danger of cobblestones and the summit finishes/descents, Vingegaard feels like the safer Jumbo Visma rider to back here. Vingegaard carries a little bit of value even if it is less than what it was in early June. Picking Jonas Vingegaard is not a throw-away choices here at the Tour de France.
Again, there are some other jerseys to take a look at for this year’s Tour de France. One has to be the polka dot jersey (King Of The Mountains). So, a bottle of polka dot and a bottle of white (young riders’ jersey) are among some up for grabs. By the way, Pogacar is a co-favorite at +425 for the polka dot next to Thibaut Pinot. Are riders like Pinot and Roman Bardet in good enough form?
With so many summit finishes and climbs, taking a shot with Pogacar at this plus-money is worth the risk. It will not be easy with the challengers and the overriding urge to control the yellow jersey eventually. Or does the Slovenian’s relentless ability to attack triumph anyway?
If that is not enough, Pogacar is a shoe-in for the White Jersey (young rider) at -450. There is possible parlay value with either two or three legs depending on a bettor’s risk.
That being said, Vingegaard might is be worth a Polka Dot flier at +2200. However, Pogacar is still our King Of The Mountains best bet.
Take Tadej Pogacar again our best option to win the 2022 Tour de France along with the White Jersey as well.
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