Tour de France 2022 odds, field, predictions: Proven cycling expert locks in surprising picks, best bets


A band of challengers will try to end Tadej Pogacar’s reign in the world’s most famous bike race when the 2022 Tour de France begins on Friday in Copenhagen, Denmark. The 23-year-old Pogacar has won the Tour the last two years but will need to fend off several rivals to win his third Tour. Those include the runners-up the last two years, Jonas Vingegaard (’21) and Primoz Roglic (’20), 2018 champion Geraint Thomas and Russian upstart Alexander Vlasov. 

Pogacar is the -170 favorite (risk $170 to win $100) in the latest 2022 Tour de France odds from Caesars Sportsbook. Vingegaard is second in the odds at +450, while Roglic is +500. The Tour de France 2022 ends on July 24 with its traditional finish on the Champs-Elysees in Paris. With so many variables in the 2022 Tour de France, you’ll want to see the latest 2022 Tour de France predictions from SportsLine senior writer Gene Menez

A former reporter and associate editor for Sports Illustrated, where he covered an array of sports for almost 14 years, Menez has been obsessed with the Tour de France for almost four decades. He has been following the iconic three-week race since the mid-1980s when Greg LeMond was riding to three yellow jerseys. In 2019, Menez correctly predicted the winners of the yellow, green and white jerseys, and last year he nailed the winner of the white jersey.

Menez has analyzed the 2022 Tour de France favorites, route, and top contenders and has picked his top-three finishers for the yellow jersey, as well as the winners of the green jersey (best sprinter), polka dot jersey (best climber) and white jersey (best young rider). He’s sharing all of his expert Tour de France 2022 picks only at SportsLine

Top 2022 Tour de France picks

One shocker: After studying the route and the results of the contenders in the race, Menez has landed on Fabio Jakobsen (+550) taking home the green jersey even though he is not the betting favorite. (Wout van Aert is, at -140.) Jakobsen has been the best and most consistent sprinter in the world this year, with 10 victories. He also has won the green jersey in three stage races this year: Valencia, Algarve and Hungary.

Menez prefers Jakobsen over van Aert because the latter will likely be asked to help teammates Vingegaard and Roglic in the mountain stages, which could take a lot of starch out of his legs. On the other hand, Jakobsen’s team will dedicate all of its resources to Jakobsen’s green jersey quest. “I’ll gladly take +550 on the fastest man in the race,” he says.

How to make 2022 Tour de France picks

Menez’s pick to win the Tour de France is a rider who “is in terrific form.” He’s also is high on a “strong climber” at “nice odds” to win the King of the Mountains jersey. He is sharing all of his 2022 Tour de France picks only on SportsLine.

So which rider wins the Tour de France 2022? Who finishes on the podium? And who captures the green, polka dot and white jerseys? See the 2022 Tour de France odds below and visit SportsLine to see Menez’s detailed Tour de France expert picks, all from the SportsLine senior writer who has been intensely following the sport for more than three decades.

2022 Tour de France favorites, odds, top contenders

See Tour de France picks, predictions and best bets here
Tadej Pogacar -170
Jonas Vingegaard +450
Primoz Roglic +500
Geraint Thomas +2200
Alexander Vlasov +2200
Daniel Martinez +3500
Ben O’Connor +5000
Adam Yates +8000
Enric Mas +8000
Romain Bardet +8000
Nairo Quintana +10000
Jakob Fuglsang +10000
Johan Esteban Chaves +12500
Rigoberto Uran +12500
David Gaudu +15000
Wout Van Aert +15000
Louis Meintjes +15000
Jack Haig +15000
Damiano Crauso +15000
Thibaut Pinot +17500
Sepp Kuss +17500
Alexey Lutsenko +20000
Brandon McNulty +25000
Michael Storer +25000
Michael Woods +25000
Chris Froome +25000
Lennard Kamna +25000
Thomas Pidcock +30000
Guillaume Martin +30000
Guilio Ciccone +30000
Steven Kruijswijk +30000
Pavel Sivakov +40000
Warren Barguil +40000
George Bennett +40000
Rafal Majka +40000
Marc Soler +40000
Andreas Leknessund +40000
Mathieu Van Der Poel +50000
Bob Jungels +50000
Ion Izagirre +50000
Pierre Latour +50000
Patrick Konrad +75000
Maximilian Schachmann +75000
Mattia Cattaneo +75000
Joseph Dombrowski +100000
Matej Mohoric +100000
Marc Hirschi +100000
Tiejs Benoot +100000
Matteo Jorgenson +100000

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