Tips for Betting on Cycling for Beginners

For many people cycling is a way of getting around, while others use it as a form of leisure, and some see it as a sport.  Cycling is not one of the popular sports, but nonetheless has a huge fan base around the world.

When betting on cycling it is important to do your research before placing a bet and find the best way of making some money.  There are a number of tournaments to bet on, but the most popular is the Tour de France.  Other popular races include the Giro d ‘Italia and Vuelta a España.

Types of Bets

Much like Bingo for money, Cycling has numerous betting options, and for those who are casual bettors or new to sports betting will usually go with predicting the overall winner of the race or tournament.

This type of bet can be found on the majority of sports betting sites and will be available in different formats.  Professional bettors will have more knowledge of the sport and are usually more inclined to take calculated risks and will place bets on which nation does the winner come from or the winners of certain stages of a tournament like the Tour de France.

Preparing to Bet

Finding the best odds when betting is an important consideration and when looking around online at various sports books you will find a big range of odds.  It is always advisable to do some research and find the best odds for you.  After finding the best possible odds researching the sport itself is the next step and this will mean doing research on the cycling teams as well as individual riders and how they have performed in the past.

Remember it is your hard earned money you will be betting and you would like to have the best possible outcome.  The Internet is an excellent tool to use for research and offers a wealth of information and tips from other bettors and will also keep you updated with up to the minute news.  This is especially useful if there are any injuries or any news that could affect the outcome of your bet.

Popular Races to Bet On

The Tour de France has 21 stages and is held in June.  The cyclists cover diverse regions; lowlands, hills both small and large and some stages are mountainous.  Each stage is different and is like a race on its own.  Knowing the strengths of the cyclists will help you know which cyclists to bet on and predict the winner of each stage.

The Giro d’Italia is a race around Italy and is a one amongst cycling fans. It also takes place across various terrains including the Alps and Dolomites.  The Giro d’Italia is held in May – June and the weather tends to be unpredictable, which makes it a challenge for cyclists.

The Vuelta a España is held in Spain in September and has 21 stages with a two day break in the middle.  It is a popular race for bettors, and the cyclists will find the Pyrenees stage quite challenging.