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Cycling often refers to a variety of types of bike racing, including road bike racing, mountain bike racing, bmx bike racing, indoor track bike racing,  as well as a host of variations such as the cycling portion of a triathlon. These races can be of varying lengths, from just a few short laps to thousands of miles, such as the well-known Tour de France.

Because of the different demands of cycling courses, bikes have been adapted to perform in varying conditions. For example, a road bike tends to have a more streamlined, aerodynamic form with thinner tires and different gear settings while mountain bikes tend to be smaller so the rider has more control. They also tend to have suspension to absorb the rough terrain. Likewise, bmx bikes are extremely small and meant for jumping and doing tricks. Because of the wide variation in bikes, the various professional racing associations have set standards for bike competitions.

Cycling betting odds can vary from outright winners in tournaments to stage winners of particular events. Many bookmakers offer cycling betting odds, with some offering price boosts on major events, such as Skybet, or enhanced odds like Paddy Power. Let's take a look at the most popular events in cycling and which races are most common in cycling betting.

Road Cycling Betting

There is a huge range of road cycling events available to bet on, the most popular of which is the Grand Tour. Grand Tour refers to any one of the main three road bike races - the Tour de France, Vuelta a Espana and Giro d'Italia. If you're looking for Tour de France betting tips, Giro d'Italia betting or Vuelta a Espana predictions, bettingexpert is the place to be!

Tour de France Betting

The Tour de France is the most prestigious of all road bike races. Founded in 1903, the Tour de France takes place every July over a 23 day period. The most famous of the UCI World Tour races, Tour de France betting is incredibly popular, even with non-cycling fans. As well as Tour de France outright winner betting, stage betting and team winners are also commonly wagered upon.

tour de france betting

The Tour de France stages can alter from year to year, though since the mid 1970's the Champ-Elysees has been the location of the final stage. Last stage Tour de France betting is another popular choice in betting circles. 

Giro d'Italia Betting

Usually classed as the second most important road bike race in the cycling calendar, Giro d'Italia betting tips and predictions are also well sought after. Another annual cycling event, the Giro d'Italia takes place in May or June every year and its track is located primarily in Italy, though the course runs through nearby countries as well.

As with Tour de France betting, Giro d'Italia betting is also focused on General Classification (overall race winner) outright bets, though stage winners, young rider winners and team winners are also common cycling betting markets.

Vuelta a Espana Betting

The third race of the cycling Grand Tour, the Vuelta a Espana betting odds are also popular. An annual event, the Vuelta a Espana takes place across August and September, with the course running through Spain and neighbouring countries. 

General Classification outright betting is the most common way to bet on cycling odds, though time trial betting, team winners and combination betting are also common betting markets.

Track Cycling Betting

Road cycling betting odds may be more popular than other cycling disciplines, but there are plenty of opportunities for profit making on track cycling too. Major track cycling events are as follows:

  • UCI Track Cycling World Championship
  • UCI Track Cycling World Cup
  • UCI Track Cycling World Ranking
  • National Series Events

As well as race winner betting, World Cup qualification betting, points race betting and time trial odds are also available with many bookmakers. Track cycling is also a popular choice in Olympic Games betting, with a wide range of markets available to make profit on.

Mountain Bike Cycling Betting

Betting on mountain bike odds is popular amongst bettors, particularly because of the wide range of events in this discipline. From short races to endurance competitions, there is a great deal of choice for those looking for cycling betting odds.

Mountain Bike Cycling Betting Events


  • Cross-country
  • Short track cross country
  • Super D
  • Freeride
  • Dual Slalom
  • Four cross
  • Marathon 
  • Endurance
  • Bike trials
  • Dirt jumping
  • Mountain bike orienteering

As well as the above, other common cycling betting choices are stage races and and 24-hour marathon races. Depending on the cycling event you wish to bet on, cycling betting odds can range from event winners to finish time betting.

BMX Cycling Betting

BMX cycling odds have increased in popularity in recent years just like the discipline itself. Now an Olympic sport, there is a range of bmx cycling betting odds available to punters on a regular basis. BMX cycling events take place all over the world, with America, Australia, Canada, Japan and a wide range of European countries home to some of the most famous BMX tracks. 

Olympic Cycling Betting

Olympic betting odds are always common, and cycling betting odds are no exception. With a range of events to bet on, such as Track Cycling, Road Cycling, Mountain Bike events and BMX events, there is plenty to choose from for every bettor.

Cycling gold medal winners are a popular choice, as are overall medal winners, single event winners and time betting. Two of the more common markets when it comes to cycling betting odds are Individual Pursuit or Team Pursuit racing, with these events gaining great interest in betting circles over recent years.

Cycling Events

There is a wide variety of cycling events taking place all year round. From minor UCI World Tour races to major indoor cycling events, there are cycling betting odds available with them. The major events popular with cycling betting is the UCI World Tour.

UCI World Tour Events


MonthRaceMain Location
July Cycling Tips  Tour de France Cycling Tips France
May Cycling Tips  Giro d'Italia Cycling Tips Italy
August Cycling Tips  Vuelta a Espana Cycling Tips Spain
January Cycling Tips  Tour Down Under Cycling Tips Australia
March Cycling Tips  Paris-Nice Cycling Tips France
March Cycling Tips  Tirreno-Adriatico Cycling Tips Italy
September Cycling Tips  Tour Of The Basque Country Cycling Tips Spain
April Cycling Tips  Tour de Romandie Cycling Tips Switzerland
March Cycling Tips  Volta a Catalunya Cycling Tips Spain
June Cycling Tips  Criterium du Dauphine Cycling Tips France
June Cycling Tips  Tour de Suisse Cycling Tips Switzerland
July Cycling Tips  Tour de Pologne Cycling Tips Poland
August Cycling Tips  Eneco Tour Cycling Tips Belgium/Holland
March Cycling Tips  Milan-San Remo Cycling Tips Italy
March Cycling Tips  Tour Of Flanders Cycling Tips Belgium
April Cycling Tips  Paris-Roubaix Cycling Tips France
April Cycling Tips  Liege-Bastogne-Liege Cycling Tips Belgium
October Cycling Tips  Giro di Lombardia Cycling Tips Italy
March Cycling Tips  E3 Harelbeke Cycling Tips Belgium
March Cycling Tips  Gent-Wevelgem Cycling Tips Belgium
April Cycling Tips  Amstel Gold Race Cycling Tips Holland
April Cycling Tips  La Fleche Wallonne Cycling Tips Belgium
September Cycling Tips  Clasica de San Sebastian Cycling Tips Spain
August Cycling Tips  Vattenfall Cyclassics Cycling Tips Germany
September Cycling Tips  Grand Prix Cycliste de Quebec Cycling Tips Canada
September Cycling Tips  Grand Prix Cycliste de Montreal Cycling Tips Canada
August Cycling Tips  GP Ouest-France Cycling Tips France

Best Cycling Tips

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With the popularity of cycling growing in recent years, so to has the popularity of cycling betting odds. Whether it's outright tour winner betting, stage winners or team bets, when the major cycling events are in progress there are tips to be found with bettingexpert.

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Cycling Favourites

There are a number of famous names in the world of cycling. Previous Tour de France winners Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome have become household names with their successes in cycling both on road tracks and indoor tracks, along with Team GB's Olympic record breaking women's pursuit team of Laura Trott, Joanna Rowsell Shand, Katie Archibald and Elinor Barker.

Other huge names in the history of cycling include Eddy Merckx, Mario Cipollini, Jan Ullrich, Fausto Coppi, Binard Hinault, Miguel Indurain, Greg Lemond, Sean Kelly and Jens Voight.

Cycling Odds

There are a huge range of cycling betting odds available on a host of cycling events and tournaments. In recent years, betting on the Tour de France has taken a huge leap amongst bettors. Let's take a look at the most common cycling betting markets around.

Outright Cycling Event Winner

The most common way to bet on cycling is to stake on the winner of a particular event. This bet is available across all cycling disciplines, from Olympic Team Pursuit Winner to Tour de France victor. Odds on outright winners for major tournaments are usually available well before the event takes place, such as Tour de France bets or Giro d'Italia betting.

Cycling Stage Winner

Available on any cycling event taking place over a number of days, stage winner betting has increased in popularity. Who wins the famous Tour de France yellow jersey at the end of each stage is a popular topic amonst fans of cycling, and this has led to cycling betting markets following suit.

Cycling In-Play Betting

Yes it's possible to bet on cycling as the event is taking place! In-play betting can be a popular way of making profit on cycling odds, whether it's wagering on the next stage winner of the Giro d'Italia or a 24 hour mountain bike marathon, in-play can be a profitable betting method.

Where To Bet On Cycling 

Cycling betting odds are available with the majority of bookmakers. However, some bookmakers offer a more comprehensive cycling betting market than others, so let's look at the bookmakers you should consider signing up with when you begin to bet on cycling events.

Free cycling tipsThe first bookmaker we recommend for cycling betting is bet365. Bet365 offer markets on a wide range of cycling events, including the lesser known cycling events such as the Vuelta a Espana. What's more, bet365 also offer live streaming of certain races, so if you're a fan of cycling betting, bet365 are certainly a bookmaker worth considering. The bet365 Welcome Bonus is also impressive, with up to £200 matched on your first bet365 deposit. Sign up with bet365 and start betting on cycling now.

Free cycling betting tipsWilliam Hill is another good choice of bookmaker who offer a wide range of cycling betting odds. As well as offering odds on World Tour cycling events, William Hill also offer a vast range of markets and Olympic cycling too. Sign up with Wiiliam Hill today and discover the latest cycling odds available.

Free betting cycling tipsOur third choice of cycling betting bookmaker is Paddy Power. Offering inplay and live streaming is a plus, along with odds available on a range of cycling events, Paddy Power also are famous for their Enhanced Odds and Money-Back Specials. Find out more about what Paddy Power can offer.

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