2010 Tour De France Stage 3: Free Bets For Lance Armstrong
Online bookmakers are offering free bets to new customers as Stage 3 of the 2010 Tour de France makes the treacherous 213km journey from Wanze to Arenberg Porte du Hainaut.
Le Tour leaves Belgium for Northern France with riders facing the dangers of riding over 13.2km of greasy cobble streets.
Some riders will have difficulty trying to negotiate these sections of the race which throws up the increased possibility of punctures and falls.
888 Sport have sprint king, Thor Hushovd 5/1 and Fabian Cancellara 11/2 vying for favouritism to win Stage 3.
Sylvain Chavanel and his team Quick Step made profit from the crash during Stage 2, which witnessed Le Tour’s leading fancies hit the deck but he’ll need more luck to figure again.
Alberto Contador, Bradley Wiggins, Lance Armstrong, Frank and Andy Schleck all tumbled around 30km from the end of the stage 2.
Seven time winner Lance Armstrong picked himself up to finish fifth, 3’ 19” behind Chavanel.
He said afterwards: “I predicted carnage for tomorrow, not for today. It was pretty even, in the sense that almost everybody crashed. Everybody will be a little banged up and hurting tomorrow.
"After yesterday and today, I think the vast majority of the peloton has been on the ground at least once."
Armstrong and 32 year old Australian veteran, Cadel Evans are two riders whose experience could will stand them in good stead over the tricky cobbled streets of the third stage.
Paddy Power have both riders at odds of 150/1 for the stage and an each way bet on each could provide for some fun for armchair viewers.