Top 2023 Cycling Events
The Tour de France starts July 1st to July 23rd, and is divided into 21 stages:
- 6 flat stages
- 7 hilly stages
- 6 mountain stages with 5 summit finishes (La super Planche des Belles Filles, Col du Granon, Alpe d’Huez, Peyragudes, Hautacam)
- 2 individual time trial stages
- 2 rest days
- 1 transfer day
The women’s Tour de France starts July 23th, and ends July 30, is divided into 8 stages:
- 4 flat stages
- 2 hilly stages
- 2 mountain stages with one summit finish at La Super Planche des Belles Filles (stage 8)
- The 5th stage, Bar-le-Duc > Saint-Diédes-Vosges (175km), will be the longest of the race
The Giro d’Italia is taking place between May to June, and is divided into 21 stages:
- 7 stages for sprinters
- 6 medium-mountain
- 2 individual time trials
- 6 high-mountain
Vuelta a España starts August and ends in September, is divided into 21 stages:
- 6 flat stages
- 2 flat stages with high-altitude finales
- 4 hilly stages
- 7 mountain stages
- 1 team trial stage and 1 individual time-trial stage
- 3 rest days
The Tour of Colombia starts and ends in June, and is divided into 10 stages.
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Understanding the Cycling Schedule
Road cycling, or just “cycling,” takes place[-professionally-from late January (or February) until October/November. It’s the Union Cycliste Internationale’s (UCI) World Tour, representing both men and women. There are roughly 30-plus events every season, all of which have odds at the sportsbooks.
Tips Before Betting on Cycling
As a niche sport, dig deep to research cycling. Before you bet, however, here’s some advice.
- There are no point spreads in cycling betting. Rather, most of what you find are outright odds. Put another way, you’re just wagering on who wins the race. Usually, there’s a runaway favorite. Before any betting, convert the moneyline odds into win probability to figure out who’s worth the wager.
- Weather is a big factor in cycling, bigger, perhaps, than in most sports. We suggest you take notice of the forecast before the race, as well as of any changes in road conditions around the area.
- Although they make the news when they happen, freak accidents do not usually happen in cycling. However, when they do, they could lead to unexpected results. Still, it’s not a good idea to put too much stock into that oddity when dissecting the cyclists’ odds.