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Tour de France Stage 9 Winner
Team Sky stamped their authority on the Tour de France with a commanding display in the 41.5-kilometre time trial to Besançon. Race leader Bradley Wiggins won in a time of 51:24 with teammate Chris Froome in second at 35 seconds. The result moved Froome up to third in the general classification and strengthened Wiggins’s grip on yellow.
Defending champion Cadel Evans (BMC) lost time at each time check point before finishing 6th, 1:43 behind Wiggins. Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale), who started the day in third place overall, managed to limit his losses, finishing in 8th, 2:07 down on Wiggins, and now lies 4th in the race for yellow.
Tour de France Betting Odds: The world's most prestigious and intriguing bike race enters its ninth stage on the ninth of July. Having already traveled through much of northern France and into Switzerland, the 2012 Tour de France will be in full swing at this point, as you should be with your Tour wagering online. It is never too early to research this enthralling event, and considering that this leg falls in the first half of the nearly month long race, now is the time to start thinking about which way you will place your wager online at BookMaker.
Leg 9 travels from Arc-et-Senans to Besancon in a short, individual time-trial. The sprinters will benefit most from this leg, as it lasts only 38 km. The riders will take off from the little town of Arc-et-Senans after moving out of Switzerland, the end of the previous leg. Arc-et-Senans has only 1,500 residents, but it is the place of the Royal Saltworks, a Unesco World Heritage site. The leg ends, so abruptly, at the much larger town of Besancon. With 123,000 people, Besancon has previously hosted a stage 18 different times.
The sprinters had better take advantage of this opportunity, as they will leave the flat straightaway for the rigors of the high mountains in the days following. The winner of this stage will have big shoes to fill. The last man to win a time trial finishing in Belancon was Lance Armstrong in 2004.
This leg will be one of the most exciting on the tour. If you want to really get into your Tour de France betting online, then this could be one of the best chances to do so. Don't blink, or you may miss the bikes racing past in this time trial.
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Tour de France Odds - Cadel Evans favored to repeat as Tour de France winner in 2012
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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