- Sports Betting Articles
Cavendish's collection continues to grow!
The profile was flat, a sprint was expected, and a favourite for the fifth stage was nominated by just around everyone. If you've watched sprints at the Tour de France since 2008, you know who the fastest man in the world is. Mr Cavendish has won multiple stages since his first triumph at the Tour and in five years he's now collected a total of 24... and we can expect this to grow even more judging by the manner in which his Omega Pharma-Quickstep team rode into Marseille. It wasn't entirely smooth sailing, like it will be when the Tour de France yacht race finishes in this seaside city on the same day that the 100th edition of the Tour de France bike races finishes in Paris.
Yes, there was an escape. Yes, that was the talk of the coverage for much of the line stage. But no, the antics of De Gendt, Arashiro, Sicard, Delaplace, Reza and Lutsenko won't be what people remember of the stage. The 'Cav' show has begun again. He is the star of sprinting and no one else can do much about it.The British champion beat his former team-mate Edvald Boasson Hagen and last year's green jersey winner Peter Sagan convincingly in Marseille. Cavendish is now second in the points classification with only the Slovakian star ahead of him in the rankings.
The Tour de France is just about set to get started, as all of the best bike riders in the world will get together for this four-week event. Cycling betting enthusiasts are going to be psyched up for Stage 5 of this event, and we'll have all of the coverage for it here at BookMaker Sportsbook!
On Wednesday, July 3rd, the Tour de France will continue with Stage 5, which will start just outside of Nice at the Cagnes-Sur-Mer and continue to Marseille, France. The NBC Sports Network will have live television coverage of this stage for cycling betting fans in the United States.
Once again, it's nothing but coastline in the fifth stage of the Tour de France, and this battle on the cycling betting lines is going to give a heck of a lot of opportunities for some teams that are more built on their sprinters to get back in the thick of things. Riding through rugged Corsica in the early stages of the competition could already make a clear divide between the best and the rest, but Stage 5 will provide an opportunity for some teams that perhaps haven't seen any glitz and glamor yet to make a move.
For the big boy teams, the ride to Marseille very well could be a disappointing one and one that is more or less used to just rest and relax. The team time trials on July 2nd aren't particularly long, but the 25 kilometers are run at a full out sprint, something that can be equally draining on the body. Now, there are 219 kilometers to run, making Stage 5 one of the longest of the entire competition. The only other stage that is beyond 205 miles until Stage 12 was the very opening stage from Porto-Vecchio to Bastia.
The riders will gather at the Cagnes-sur-Mer right in the heart of the southeast mainland of France. Here, those playing the cycling betting odds will recognize that the majority of the land is relatively flat. This is also the first time that the Tour de France has ridden through the Cagnes-sur-Mer in its 100-year history, though the ride to Marseille isn't one that is out of the ordinary. In fact, this is going to be the 35th time that riders have been through Marseille in the Tour de France, and it surely won't be the last time either.
The last time that the Tour de France was in Marseille was in 2009, and not surprisingly, it was one of the early stages of the tournament. Both the ride to Marseille and the ride away from it were won by Mark Cavendish, who figures to be the leader for Team Omega Pharma Quick Step in this year's Tour.
However, as we suggested, the relatively easy run should ultimately prove to be an equalizer for the field. We wouldn't suggest backing any of the major favorites when you make your cycling betting picks, knowing that there isn't a 10% incline at any point during this run, and there is only a brief 1.4 kilometer run at anything more than a 4.2% incline. If there is a stage where there could be a huge upset, Stage 5 is the one.
BookMaker offers play-by-play betting odds for live sporting events every day! The user-friendly wagering interface on your smartphone provides an easy way to place bets on the go. Mobile betting lines are updated by the minute so click here to start gambling on thrilling live action at BookMaker sportsbook! Cycling betting action with the Tour de France kicks off on June 29th, 2013 all across France, and betting for each of the stages will always be available here at BookMaker!
- Stage 1
- Stage 2
- Stage 3
- Stage 4
- Stage 5
- Stage 6
- Stage 7
- Stage 8
- Stage 9
- Stage 10
- Stage 11
- Stage 12
- Stage 13
- Stage 14
- Stage 15
- Stage 16
- Stage 17
- Stage 18
- Stage 19
- Stage 20
- Stage 21
Tour de France gambling - Richie Porte making name for himself in 2013 Tour de France
Tour de France Betting Online: While Chris Froome is now just days away from wrapping up his first Tour de France championship, there is another rider on his team who is proving he could be among the contenders in subsequent years. Richie Porte is not even in the general classification as he helps out on Froome’s Team Sky group, but has proven himself as an up-and-comer in Tour de France gambling.... Continue Reading
- Tour de France odds - Nairo Quintana showing potential at 2013 Tour de France
- Tour de France wagering - Chris Froome averts disaster to increase lead in Tour de France after Stage 18
- Tour de France odds - Chris Froome zeroing in on Tour de France title
- Tour de France gambling - Alberto Contado back in the running at 2013 Tour de France
- More articles...