Online sports betting is becoming increasingly popular day by day. You will be glad to hear that there are many opportunities online to bet on cycling. In this article, we will walk you through some of the basic tips when starting out.
Fist you need to choose a reliable online bookmaker. It is always a good idea to create your first account at some of the best-known bookmakers. Some of the most trusted UK bookmakers include William Hill, Pinnacle, Ladbrokes, BetFair, BetWay, 888sport and Unibet.
Second, you need to create an account, which is usually pretty simple, and deposit money you will use for betting on the account.
After making a deposit you are ready to place your first bet. For cycling, there are different race types you can bet on and a variety of betting options.
Usually, all the major cycling events are covered (Tour de France, Giro d’Italia, Vuelta a Espana, Olympic events, etc), and there are several markets to choose from. For example, at William Hill currently you can bet on Tour de France, Paris-Roubaix and Tour of Flanders.
The simplest bet you can place is on who will be the outright winner of an event. Here, you also have an option of each way bet, meaning that you will still get a return if your pick ends up in the first three or four.
Then there is also betting on who will win the green jersey in the tour races, i.e. who will be a leader in subsidiary competitions, such as intermediate sprints and high finishes in a stage.
You can also bet on The King of the Mountains, awarded to the cyclist who has been the best climber of the competition. In this type of bet, you have to choose which of the two cyclists picked by the bookies will win more points in this challenge.
Similarly, there are markets where you can bet on who of the two riders will come out on top in a race for the green jersey and sprint competition, or who you believe will have a better position in the overall leaderboard between the two competitors, a very popular line among punters.
There are also bets that require only to guess whether a rider will finish in the top 10 on the outright leaderboard. Returns are low, but safe, and this line still lets punters cash in if they recognize that an underdog might win.
You can also bet on how many riders you think will wear a yellow jersey, the number of finishers, and which rider will finish at the top of the leaderboard for each stage of the race.
Most of the time you can combine bets by betting on various events and markets at the same time. In this case you can win more if you correctly predict the outcome of all your bets.
Don’t forget to make use of many great welcome bonuses online bookmakers are offering. These can significantly increase your chances of winning!