There is no doubt in my mind that if you watched the entire Tour de France this year you will have seen plenty of thrills and spills and it was of course the best man that won, that being Geraint Thomas.
However, as always happens as soon as that major cycling tournament finishes, most betting sites then immediately open up their next betting market on next year’s event, and as such if you do fancy getting your bets placed nice and early for the Tour de France in 2019 you can do just that at most of our featured betting sites.
As for which riders those betting site have pencilled in as the most likely winner of that race next year, well there are three of them the bookies fear, even at this extremely early stage of the betting, and the first one is of course Geraint Thomas who is chalked up as the current favourite at odds of 2/1.
However, those betting site are not taking chances with Chris Froome either, for they have him on offer at odds of 9/4 and have also got the experienced and highly skilled rider Tom Dumoulin listed as the current third favourite at odds of 5/2.
Now is actually also a good time to place a few speculative bets on the riders you think could fill one of the top three positions in the Tour de France in 2019, for you will pick up some high valued odds when betting early and will find most betting site are offering one quarter of the win odds on riders finishing in the top three positions in that event next year too.
Therefore there are five riders that are certainly worth an each-way bet at this early stage in the betting and they are Primoz Roglic at 9/2, Richie Porte at 8/1, Vincenzo Nibali at 20/1, Nairo Quintana at 25/1 and Miguel Angel Lopez at 25/1.
Bet Small Win Big
The real and true value however on this type of betting market is to be found on some of the slight outsiders to win the event, and as such you will find some huge odds being offered to you such as Mikel Landa at 28/1 along with Egan Arley Bernal and Simon Yates at 33/1.
There is some value also to be had by backing riders such as Rigoberto Uran, Romain Bardet and Fabio Aru at 40/1 as any of them could suddenly find their form this coming year and win.
For those of you prepared to take some either bigger risks for the higher odds on offer then it could also be worth placing a few smaller valued bets that could pay off big style on riders such as Steven Kruijswijk and Thibaut Pinot at 66/1 or even by backing the likes of Adam Yates, Adam and Daniel Martin at 80/1, as anything could happen next year in the Tour de France much like it did this year!