2022 Tour de France Odds Update, Betting Favorites, Top 3 Picks, and More

2022 Tour de France Odds Update, Betting Favorites, Top 3 Picks, and More

The 2022 Tour de France starts on July 1 and when it does, all eyes will be on three cyclists, defending champion Tadej Pogacar, Jumbo-Visma star Primoz Roglic, and Roglic’s teammate, Jonas Vingegaard. Is Pogacar the play to win his third straight? Does Roglic have a chance to take home the yellow jersey? Keep reading for a Tour de France Odds update along with race picks. 

2022 Tour de France Odds Preview, Participants, Favorites and Underdogs | Cycling Betting

2022 Tour de France Info

  • When: July 1 – July 24
  • Where: Denmark & France
  • TV/Streaming: NBC Sports / Peacock

2022 Tour de France Opening Odds

Money flows to Thomas on the eve of the race

Geraint Thomas was a logical +2800 choice to win his second yellow jersey. At +2800, cycling handicappers might have put a few bucks behind Thomas. 

But at his current odds, Thomas is an underlay. Geraint shouldn’t offer +1400 odds to win the 2022 Tour de France. 

Even though Thomas won the yellow jersey at the Tour de Suisse, he finished nineteenth at the Tour de Romaine and thirty-ninth at the Tour of the Basque Country. 

It’s strange how fast the odds dropped. Maybe, the person who dumped on Thomas knows something we don’t. Follow the money if you want. Just know that the odds make Geraint an underlay. 

Pogar, Roglic, and Vingegaard established favorites

Pogacar’s odds climbed from -165 to -160 a couple of weeks ago. As the cyclists ready themselves for the world’s most famous race, Tadej’s odds have climbed a full +10 to -150.

Roglic’s odds haven’t moved. Vingegaard’s odds have dropped 50 from +450 to +400. More money is landing on Vingegaard but Roglic still has some backers. 

Don’t expect the odds to change much. Pogacar will remain the -150 favorite while Roglic is second choice and Vingegaard is third choice.    

2022 Tour de France Picks

It’s tough to go against two time general classification winner Tadej Pogacar, but Primoz Roglic is due. 

Roglic crashed out of last year’s race. If he hadn’t, he may have beaten Pogacar. Roglic finished second behind Tadej at the 2020 Tour de France. 

This year, Roglic is on fire. He won the Paris-Nice, the Criterium du Dauphine and the Vuelta a Espana. Roglic has won the Vuelta the past three years.  

The Vuelta a Espana, along with the Tour de France and the Giro d’Italia, is one of three Grand Tour general classification races.

If Primoz is ever going to win a Tour de France, 2022 is the year for him to do it. 

Tadej Pogacar will be looking for his third straight Tour de France win. Pogacar grabbed the general classification yellow jersey in 2020 and in 2021. 

Pogacar was an underdog in both races. Primoz Roglic went off the chalk in 2020 and 2021.

There are no knocks against the favorite. He could very well win another yellow jersey. But the odds have gone up since Pogacar opened at -165. 

So, maybe, he falters this year. If you like Pogacar, by all means, back him. But if you want more value, Roglic is a great play. 

Vingegaard finished second behind Pogacar last year. Jonas is an excellent cyclist. Also, he’s had a great year.

Vingegaard finished second at the Tirreno-Adriatico. He also finished second at the Criterium du Dauphine. Even the sixth place finish at the Tour of the Basque Country wasn’t bad. 

But although Vingegaard can win the 2022 Tour de France, his second place finish last year may have been by default. Roglic crashed out the race.

If Primoz hadn’t crashed, who knows? Vingegaard should at least finish third. Anything better would be a surprise.