Tour de France Betting Preview
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The Tour de France is arguably the most physically demanding of all athletic sports. The distance and
time the rider’s endure is the equivalent to running a marathon almost every day of the week for almost
three weeks and the vertical distance covered over the Alps and Pyrenees is the same as climbing three
In betting on the race, you are not restricted to just picking out the overall winner of the event,
you can also bet on who will win each stage of the race, green jersey winner, polka-dot jersey winner,
prologue winner and whether a rider will achieve a top three or top six finish.
Examples of Tour de France jerseys include: The Yellow Jersey (overall time leader), Green Jersey (points leader),
Polka Dot Jersey (King of the Mountains) and the White Jersey (best performing rider under 25).
The first competitors would not recognized the race today. No longer are competitors expected to ride
through the night but the route is much longer in distance and much tougher in terrain. The 2012 Tour de France
will cover 21 stages, including three time-trial stages that are crucial in determining the eventual
wearer of the Maillot Jaune.
These 21 stages have the following profiles:
- 9 flat stages
- 4 medium mountain stages - one with a summit finish
- 5 mountain stages - two with a summit finish
- 2 individual time-trial stages
- 1 prologue
- 2 rest day
2012 Tour de France Schedule, Route, and Dates
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