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Tour de France Stage 16 Winner
French favourite Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) added a second stage win to his 2012 Tour de France account with a masterful performance in stage 16, 197km from Pau to Bagnères-de-Luchon. The 33-year-old Frenchman emerged from a massive 38-rider early break to solo to victory on a legendary Pyrenean parcours, taking in the Col d'Aubisque, Col du Tourmalet, Col d'Aspin and Col de Peyresourde, and arrived at the finish with a 1:40 lead over former breakaway companion Chris Anker Sorensen (Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank).
Gorka Izagirre (Euskaltel-Euskadi) outsprinted Alexandre Vinokourov (Astana) for third, 3:22 behind Voeckler.
Tour de France Betting Odds: After a much-needed day of rest in the historic stage town of Pau, the climbers will put on their hiking boots for a strenuous trek up into the southern mountains of France. With the chance to catch their breath the day before, the beginning of this stage will certainly feel like the beginning of the end of this marathon race. Stage 16 represents the first step in the final quarter of the 2012 Tour de France. At this point, you should be a veteran of winning money with Tour de France betting online, so you don't need me to tell you to head to BookMaker and place your wager on this stage.
Pau is a veteran of the Tour as well, standing behind Paris and Bordeaux in total stages hosted. Its 87,000 inhabitants have seen the Tour stop in 64 times in the history of the prestigious race. This year, it comes during a key turning point in the route.
The riders will struggle through 197 km of mountainous terrain before finally reaching Bagneres-de-Luchon, another historic town for the Tour de France. Bagneres-de-Luchon has hosted a stage on 51 previous occasions, though it is a much smaller town than its mate in Pau.
If the steep slopes don't get to the front runners here, the pressure of the standings just might. The top riders will smell Paris in the rushing wind at this point, so it will be important for them to keep their momentum moving forward.
Hopefully, by this point, you will have plenty of betting momentum accrued with a series of Tour de France bets online. BookMaker has the live lines to keep that momentum going, so don't bail on it now as the race nears its finish.
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Tour de France Betting Online: The 2012 Tour de France will take place from Saturday, June 30 to Sunday, July 22. This year will mark the 99th edition of the historic cycling event that began in 1903. The epic journey will begin in the Belgian city of Liege and end on the Champs-Elysees in Paris. BookMaker offers... Continue Reading
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