The biggest cycling event in the world will soon begin. Here are two Americans in the 2017 Tour de France that fans should keep an eye on.
Since the decline of Lance Armstrong, the USA’s cycling program has not quite lived up to expectations. With the 2017 Tour de France just around the corner, some cycling betting experts are banking that the US can finally relive their glory days. Here are two Americans in the 2017 Tour de France that have a real shot at winning.
26 year old Taylor Phinney has been receiving plenty of hype over the past year. After five years with BMC Racing Team, he’s joined Cannondale-Drapac, and is considered by some online sportsbooks in the US to be a player with real potential to win.
Phinney suffered a devastating leg injury in 2014, but quickly bounced back with a 13th place spot in the Tour de Suisse. At the moment, Intertops hasn’t listed his odds to win, but there’s no doubt he’s one of the Americans in the 2017 Tour de France that fans will be cheering for.
Colorado native Nathan Brown is another member of Cannondale-Drapac that US cycling fans are hoping can find success this year. The all-rounder took first place at the Tour de Beauce in 2013, and will be a key members of Cannondale in 2017.
There’s no denying that it would make US gambling news if Brown even manages to crack the top 50. He’s certainly a long shot, but if you’re looking to bet on the 2017 Tour de France this year, he might just be an underdog worth picking.
Will either of the Americans in the 2017 Tour de France this year win? Who do you think ends on top of the podium? Tell us what you think in the comment section below, and make sure to head to Intertops to find a full list of 2017 Tour de France betting odds.