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The 2019 Tour de France gets underway on Saturday and it is set to be one of the most open editions of the race in recent memory.

The absence of Chris Froome and the injury concerns surrounding last year’s winner Geraint Thomas make this anybody’s race and that is reflected by the lack of a clear favourite in our Tour de France betting market.

Thomas ($3.25) remains a narrow favourite from teammate Egan Bernal ($3.50) and Jakob Fuglsang ($5.50), but there are a host of genuine contenders in the double figure odds range.

Will Thomas claim back-to-back yellow jerseys or will there be a Tour de France? We have analysed all our betting market and our 2019 Tour de France tips can be found below.

Yellow Jersey Betting

Richie Porte has had plenty of chances without ever making an impact at the Tour de France and many punters have clearly given up on him.

There is no doubt that Porte has been frustrating to follow in recent seasons and his form this year hasn’t been overly impressive, but on his day he remains one of the strongest climbers in the peloton.

This course that is packed full of aggressive mountain climbs is ideal for Porte and his team Trek-Segafredo have confirmed that all their Tour aspirations will be built around the Australian.

He will be supported by the likes of Bauke Molleme and Giulio Ciccone and it is fair to say that they are riding in career best form.

There is no doubt that Porte will need luck and he hasn’t had that in the past at the Tour de France, but at $17 I am willing to have a gamble.

Back Richie Porte @ $17

King Of The Mountains Betting

Julian Alaphilippe is a dominant favourite in King Of The Mountain betting at a quote of $2.50 and he will be tough to beat.

In saying that, it is hard to get anybody that short in King Of The Mountain betting and I think that I’ve found a roughie that will give a good sight at juicy odds.

Herrada claimed an effortless victory in the Mont Ventoux Dénivelé Challenge last month and he backed that performance up with a third place finish in the Spanish National Championship.

He should take good improvement from his credible effort at the Tour de France last season and, on his recent form, he should not be as long as his current odds of $41.

Back Jesus Herrada To Win @ $41

Points Classification Betting

Peter Sagan will ride in the Tour de France in a normal jersey for the first time ever, after he failed to win the Slovakian national road race championships on the weekend, but he should spend the majority of the Tour in the Green jersey.

Sagan has not been as dominant in 2019 as he has been in recent years, but he still won the Points Classification at the Tour de Suisse and there is no rider in the world that is more consistent.

Dylan Groenewegen might be the next big thing in the sprinting world and he will likely win more stages than Sagan, but he simply can’t match the Slovakian for his consistency and he can claim a record seventh Green Jersey.

Back Peter Sagan To Win @ $1.50

Young Rider Betting

Egan Bernal is on the second line of betting in our General Classification market and many experts believe that he is the one to beat for the Yellow Jersey in 2019.

I’m not sure that Bernal has the experience to win the Tour de France in 2019, but he does look like a very safe bet to claim the White Jersey for the Best Young Rider.

Enric Mas does look to be his only real competition and if Bernal is able to finish the Tour, it would be a shock if he didn’t claim the White Jersey.

Back Egan Bernal To Win @ $1.50

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