Cycling Betting Odds - Bet on Cycling Online
Cycling is a popular sport, with many cycling and sports betting fans placing sports wagers on major cycling events around the world!
Recreationally, millions of people cycle to work and for leisure at weekends. Professionally, several elite cycling tours take place throughout the year, including the famous Tour de France and Giro d’Italia.
At Stake's online betting site , you can place various bets on the biggest cycling races throughout the season, whether you back your favourite individual cyclists or teams.
Read on to learn everything you need to know about cycling betting at Stake.com and how to place your bets on the major events of this popular sport throughout the season.
Major Cycling Races, Cyclists & Teams
The biggest event on the cycling calendar is the Tour de France. 22 teams of nine cyclists compete in the Tour de France each year, covering a distance of more than 3,000km. It’s undoubtedly the biggest cycling event on the planet.
Perhaps the second biggest cycling event is the Giro d’Italia, taking place annually in Italy. Again, 22 teams compete in the competition, which is usually the first UCI Grand Tour event held in the cycling season.
The highest-ranking UCI team is UAE Team Emirates, followed by Jumbo-Visma (Netherlands). INEOS Grenadiers (UK), Soudal Quick Step (Belgium), and Trek Segrafedo (USA) make up the top five rankings at the time of writing.
As for individual stats and ranking points, the top crop of cyclists in the world includes world number one Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) and Remco Evenepoel (Soudal Quick Step). Jumbo Visma’s Wout Van Aert and Jonas Vingegaard are also serious competitors and worth watching throughout the season.
Tour de France Betting
There’s no doubt that the Tour de France is the biggest event in professional cycling. Even non-cycling fans tune into the event, watching the best cyclists from around the world attempt to claim the yellow jersey.
The 2024 Tour de France will start in Florence, Italy on Saturday, 29 June 2024. Twenty-one days of racing will follow, with two compulsory rest days, finishing up in Nice, France on Sunday, 21 July 2024. Cyclists will race for an incredible 3,500km to try and win the event.
You can place various Tour de France bets at Stake.com, including individual race winner, team race winner, and Head2Head winner, as explained below.
Types of Cycling Bets
You can bet on UCI World Tour events throughout the season at Stake.com, including time trials, mountain stages, and flat stage races. Here are the most popular cycling betting lines that you can place:
Individual Race Winner: A straight-up wager on the individual winner of a specific cycling race. For instance, this could be an individual time trial or an individual stage in a major road cycling race.
Team Race Winner: A wager on the team that you think will win a specific race, choosing from the likes of UAE Team Emirates, NEOS Grenadiers (UK), or Soudal Quick Step (Belgium), for example.
Head2Head Winner: In cycling, a Head2Head bet is a wager that you can place on one cyclist to defeat another in a time trial or road race, for example.
Betting Tips & Strategies for Successful Cycling Betting
Cycling is unique in many respects as it has individual and team elements, creating exciting dynamics during each event. Here are some cycling betting tips to bear in mind if you’re new to betting on cycling:
Thoroughly research the format of each event before forming your betting slip. Mountain biking is very different from road cycling, for instance, and each race has different phases.
Always check the UCI World Tour rankings to see which teams and cyclists are performing well in the lead-up to the most significant cycling events and biggest races.
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Live Betting Options for Cycling
As well as making your pre-race selections, you can bet on cycling events once the action is underway. You can bet on different phases of each race (many races are 21-stage events). For more information about the differences between pre-match and live betting , refer to our guide.
Betting Odds & Payouts for Cycling Bets
You can adjust the settings in your Stake.com account to display cycling odds in the American format, decimals or fractions. As a safe and secure online sportsbook, we support instant deposits and withdrawals, enabling you to make your bets without delay. Find out more about the different cryptocurrencies that are supported at Stake.com .
Why Bet on Cycling on Stake.com?
Stake.com is the perfect place to bet on cycling and is the home of Tour de France betting. We offer multiple cycling betting markets, helping you to place pre-race and live cycling bets on the biggest events on the UCI World Tour calendar.
You can add funds to your Stake.com account easily to bet on cycling by following the steps listed below:
Step 1 - Retrieve your deposit address, located in Wallet > Deposit.
Step 2 - Choose the method that suits your needs. Stake.com supports multiple local and cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Dogecoin (Doge), Litecoin (LTC), and others.
Step 3 - Use your deposit address as the ‘send to’ location for your crypto wallet or exchange.
Step 4 (Optional) - If you wish to make a deposit via fiat currency, you can buy crypto for Stake via Moonpay.
Deposits and withdrawals on Stake are instant and in the available cryptocurrency or local currency of your choice - ideal for the active cycling gambler wanting quick action on placing bets on their favourite riders.
Moonpay is a flexible partner and has many supported payment options including credit cards such as Visa and MasterCard as well as Apple Pay, Google Pay and more to help ensure secure payment options to deposit cryptocurrency for sports betting and more. For a full list of supported payment options in your market, please refer to the Moonpay documentation .
History of Cycling & Interesting Facts
Road cycling as a sport can be traced back to the 1860s in western Europe, particularly in France, Spain, Belgium, and Italy. One of the earliest races established was the Liege-Bastoge-Liege road race, the first event in 1892.
The Tour de France was first held in 1903, while the Giro d’Italia debuted six years later in 1909. The UCI Road World Championships were first held in 1921 and were initially an amateur-only event.
It’s fair to say that cycling has come a long way since the early 20th century, with huge sponsorship deals professionalising the sport and increasing the level of competition globally today.