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Tour de France 2017 predictions, betting tips & news: Latest betting news & tips from France

Leigh Copson 22 Jul 2017
  • The Tour de France 2017 runs from July 1 to July 23
  • Get the latest betting news, tips & predictions from Bettingpro
Chris Froome (credit: MAL FAIRCLOUGH/AFP/Getty Images)

Tour de France predictions for the huge cycling race between July 1 and July 23. Can Chris Froome win the Tour de France for the third straight year? Read on for all of our free predictions and betting tips.

Best Bet For Today’s Stage: Sunday, July 23

Only something truly dramatic will deny us a successful outright bet on the Tour de France, with our 13/8 pre-race pick Chris Froome taking a 54-second lead into the final stage of this year’s race.

And of course, we now have one last chance to add to our stage wins for Le Tour 2017 and the man we are backing is Edvald Boasson Hagen.

Marcel Kittel had dominated the flat stages before he was forced to abandon the race, and Hagen capitalised on the German’s absence to finally win a stage after a couple of second-placed finishes earlier on.

The 30-year-old Norwegian appears back to his best and I believe he will be the man to ensure Andre Greipel finally goes an entire Tour de France without winning single stage.

Previous Tour de France Stage Tips

Tony Martin to win Stage 1 @ 2/1 - LOSE
Marcel Kittel to win Stage 2 @ 6/5 - WIN
Peter Sagan to win Stage 3 @ 11/4 - WIN
Arnaud Demare to win Stage 4 @ 17/4 - WIN
Chris Froome to win Stage 5 @ 7/2 - LOSE
Arnaud Demare to win Stage 6 @ 5/2 - LOSE
Marcel Kittel to win Stage 7 @ 4/5 - WIN
Stephen Cummings to win Stage 8 @ 9/1 - LOSE
Chris Froome to win Stage 9 @ 9/1 - LOSE
Marcel Kittel to win Stage 10 @ 1/2 - WIN
Marcel Kittel to win Stage 11 @ 1/2 - WIN
Chris Froome to win Stage 12 @ 11/2 - LOSE
Romain Bardet to win Stage 13 @ 14/1 - LOSE
Greg Van Avermaet to win Stage 14 @ 7/2 - LOSE
Steve Cummings to win Stage 15 @ 9/1 - LOSE
Marcel Kittel to win Stage 16 @ 2/1 - LOSE
Alberto Contador to win Stage 17 @ 10/1 - LOSE
Chris Froome to win Stage 18 @ 3/1 - LOSE
Andre Greipel to win Stage 19 @ 7/1 - LOSE
Primoz Roglic to win Stage 20 @ 11/8 - LOSE

Outright Tour de France Prediction & Betting Tips (Pre-Race)

Chris Froome has been the dominant man in the Tour de France since becoming the number one rider for Team Sky, winning the race in three of the last four years and each of the last two, but the 32-year-old comes into this year’s race in disappointing form having failed to win a single race this season. Those struggles have given his main rivals - Richie Porte and Nairo Quintana - added belief that this could be the year they finally win the Tour de France for the first time.

Porte, who left Team Sky last year, has not had such problems and that is why it is no surprise to see him sitting second in the betting behind Froome. The 32-year-old Australian has already won the Tour Down Under and Tour de Romandie this season, while also finishing second in the Criterium du Dauphine, and his first crack at the Tour de France as the main focus of his team resulted in a fifth-place finish a year ago. So Porte certainly has the credentials to win it this time around.

Quintana, meanwhile, has come close to winning the Tour de France on several occasions in the past. The 27-year-old Colombian had second-placed finishes in 2013 and 2015 before finishing third a year ago, and he goes into this year's instalment on somewhat of a high after finishing second at the Giro d'Italia. Therefore if Froome and Porte are not on top of their game, Quintana could finally end his wait to claim the biggest success of his career.

However, I am backing Froome to overcome his 2017 slump in the best possible fashion by winning the Tour de France for the fourth time in his career. He has shown some improvement in recent months, finishing fourth at the recent Criterium du Dauphine, and he knows exactly what it takes to win the biggest race in cycling - he has done it three times, after all. Froome will be able to put some breathing room between himself and his rivals during the first five stages, and from there him and his team's experience of winning the race will come into play. They should be able to keep Froome's main threats at bay for the remainder of the race and ensure the British rider is celebrating when all 3,540km are in the books on Sunday, July 23.

Tour de France Odds

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Tour de France Schedule

Tour de France 2017 Schedule

StageDateStage TypeStart - FinishDistance
1Saturday, July 1Individual Time TrialDusseldorf - Dusseldorf14km
2Sunday, July 2FlatDusseldorf - Liege203.5km
3Monday, July 3HillyVerviers - Longwy212.5km
4Tuesday, July 4FlatMondorf-les-Bains - Vittel207.5km
5Wednesday, July 5HillyVittel - La planche des belles filles160.5km
6Thursday, July 6FlatVesoul - Troyes216km
7Friday, July 7FlatTroyes - Nuits-Saint-Georges213.5km
8Saturday, July 8HillyDole - Station des rousses187.5km
9Sunday, July 9MountainNantua - Chambery181.5km
Rest DayMonday, July 10-Dordogne-
10Tuesday, July 11FlatPerigueux - Bergerac178km
11Wednesday, July 12FlatEymet - Pau203.5km
12Thursday, July 13MountainPau - Peyragudes214.5km
13Friday, July 14MountainSaint-Girons - Foix101km
14Saturday, July 15HillyBlagnac - Rodez181.5km
15Sunday, July 16HillyLaissac-Severac l'Eglise - Le Puy-en-Velay189.5km
Rest DayMonday, July 17-Le Puy-en-Velay-
16Tuesday, July 18FlatLe Puy-en-Velay - Romans-sur-Isere165km
17Wednesday, July 19MountainLa Mure - Serre Chevalier183km
18Thursday, July 20MountainBriancon - Izoard179.5km
19Friday, July 21FlatEmbrun - Salon-de-Provence222.5km
20Saturday, July 22Individual Time TrialMarseille - Marseille22.5km
21Sunday, July 23FlatMontgeron - Paris Champs-Elysees103km

Tour de France Course

Tour de France History

Tour de France Winners

1903Maurice GarinFranceLe Francaise
1904Henri CornetFranceCycles JC
1905Louis TrousselierFranceCycles Peugeot
1906Rene PottierFranceCycles Peugeot
1907Lucien Petit-BretonFranceCycles Peugeot
1908Lucien Petit-BretonFranceCycles Peugeot
1909Francois FaberLuxembourgAlycon
1910Octave LapizeFranceAlycon
1911Gustave GarrigouFranceAlycon
1912Odile DefrayeBelgiumAlycon
1913Philippe ThysBelgiumCycles Peugeot
1914Philippe ThysBelgiumCycles Peugeot
1919Firmin LambotBelgiumLa Sportive
1920Philippe ThysBelgiumLa Sportive
1921Leon ScieurBelgiumLa Sportive
1922Firmin LambotBelgiumCycles Peugeot
1923Henri PelissierFranceAutomoto
1924Ottavio BottecchiaItalyAutomoto
1925Ottavio BottecchiaItalyAutomoto
1926Lucien BuysseBelgiumAutomoto
1927Nicolas FrantzLuxembourgAlcyon
1928Nicolas FrantzLuxembourgAlcyon
1929Maurice De WaeleBelgiumAlcyon
1930Andre LeducqFranceFrance
1931Antonin MagneFranceFrance
1932Andre LeducqFranceFrance
1933Georges SpeicherFranceFrance
1934Antonin MagneFranceFrance
1935Romain MaesBelgiumBelgium
1936Sylvere MaesBelgiumBelgium
1937Roger LapebieFranceFrance
1938Gino BartaliItalyItaly
1939Sylvere MaesBelgiumBelgium
1947Jean RobicFranceOuest
1948Gino BataliItalyItaly
1949Fausto CoppiItalyItaly
1950Ferdinand KublerSwitzerlandSwitzerland
1951Hugo KobletSwitzerlandSwitzerland
1952Fausto CoppiItalyItaly
1953Louison BobetFranceFrance
1954Louison BobetFranceFrance
1955Louison BobetFranceFrance
1956Roger WalkowiakFranceNord-Est-Centre
1957Jacques AnquetilFranceFrance
1958Charly GaulLuxembourgHolland-Luxembourg
1959Federico BahamontesSpainSpain
1960Gastone NenciniItalyItaly
1961Jacques AnquetilFranceFrance
1962Jacques AnquetilFranceSt-Raphael
1963Jacques AnquetilFranceSt-Raphael
1964Jacques AnquetilFranceSt-Raphael
1965Felice GimondiItalySalvarini
1966Lucien AimarFranceFord
1967Roger PingeonFranceFrance
1968Jan JanssenNetherlandsHolland
1969Eddy MerckxBelgiumFaema
1970Eddy MerckxBelgiumFaemino
1971Eddy MerckxBelgiumMolteni
1972Eddy MerckxBelgiumMolteni
1973Luis OcanaSpainBic
1974Eddy MerckxBelgiumMolteni
1975Bernard ThevenetFrancePeugeot
1976Lucien Van ImpeBelgiumGitane
1977Bernard ThevenetFrancePeugeot
1978Bernard HinaultFranceRenault
1979Bernard HinaultFranceRenault
1980Joop ZoetemelkNetherlandsTI Raleigh
1981Bernard HinaultFranceRenault
1982Bernard HinaultFranceRenault
1983Laurent FignonFranceRenault
1984Laurent FignonFranceRenault
1985Bernard HinaultFranceLa Vie Claire
1986Greg LemondUnited StatesLa Vie Claire
1987Stephan RocheIrelandCarrera
1988Pedro DelgadoSpainReynolds
1989Greg LeMondUnited StatesADR
1990Greg LeMondUnited StatesZ
1991Miguel IndurainSpainBanesto
1992Miguel IndurainSpainBanesto
1993Miguel IndurainSpainBanesto
1994Miguel indurainSpainBanesto
1995Miguel IndurainSpainBanesto
1996Bjarne RiisDenmarkTelekom
1997Jan UllrichGermanyTelekom
1998Marco PantaniItalyMercatone Uno
1999Result Voided--
2000Result Voided--
2001Result Voided--
2002Result Voided--
2003Result Voided--
2004Result Voided--
2005Result Voided--
2006Oscar PereiroSpainCaisse d'Epargne
2007Alberto ContadorSpainDiscovery Channel
2008Carlos SastreSpainAstana
2009Alberto ContadorSpainCSC
2010Andy SchleckLuxembourgTeam CSC
2011Cadel EvansAustraliaBMC Racing Team
2012Bradley WigginsUnited KingdomTeam Sky
2013Chris FroomeUnited KingdomTeam Sky
2014Vincenzo NabilItalyAstana
2015Chris FroomeUnited KingdomTeam Sky
2016Chris FroomeUnited KingdomTeam Sky

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