Regardless of all the doping scandals in cycling and a seemingly endless tirade of accusations and infighting, the Tour de France continues to hold the admiration of sports fans all around the world. The 2010 Tour promises to be an intriguing one as Lance Armstrong makes a big push to win his 8th title, having made an awkward comeback in 2009 when he joined the team of the race favourite, Alberto Contador.
The Tour is much more than cycling and has become a cultural event which contributes to it having such a broad television viewing audience.
Tour de France betting is a popular market, both the outright win market as well as individual stage betting. We bring you the last Tour de France winner odds on this page, updated live from a variety of leading online bookmakers.
Tour de France 2010
The race starts on Saturday July 3rd in Rotterdam and concludes on Sunday July 25th 2010 in Paris. This the 97th Tour de France will be made up of 1 prologue and 20 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,642 kilometres.
This year's race will see the famous "le Tourmalet" climbed twice, and will have 2 rest days.
The 2010 Tour will be contested by 22 teams. Lance Armstrong's Team Radio Shack in one of the new teams and all the familiar teams are in the race including Rabobank, Astana, Quick Step, HTC Columbia, Cofidis and Euskaltel-Euskadi.
Six riders have won 20 or more stages, including Eddy Merckx (Belguim) with 34 wins, Bernard Hinault (France) with 28 wins and Lance Armstrong (USA), André Leducq (France) and Nicolas Frantz (Luxembourg) tied on 25 wins.
Only three riders have won 8 stages in a single year including Charles Pélissier (France - 1930), Eddy Merckx (Belgium - 1970, 1974).