We have not even reached the halfway mark of the 2015 Tour de France, but Chris Froome has now stamped himself as an almost unbackable favourite to win the race for the second time.
While Froome looks to have the Yellow jersey sawn up, there is still plenty of other betting interest in the race for the other major jerseys and don’t forget that we are still offering money back if an Australian wins any stage of the 2015 Tour de France.
Tour De France Winner Betting
Froome was already a short-priced favourite to take out the 2015 Tour de France, but he is now into $1.08 after he climbed to a stage victory at Tarbes overnight.
The Team Sky leader and his lieutenant Richie Porte proved far too strong for the rest of their rivals and it would take a massive meltdown or an injury to deny Froome his second Tour De France victory.
Nairo Quintana ($7) looms as the only real danger to Froome, but he is now more than three minutes in arrears, while it would take something very special for Tejay Van Garderan ($41), Alejandro Valverde ($126), Alberto Contador ($51) or Vincenzo Nabali ($151) to pull off an unlikely victory.
King Of The Mountains Betting
The King Of The Mountains is always one of the most competitive battles at the Tour de France and 2015 is set to prove no different.
Froome currently sits on top with 51 points from teammate Richie Porte on 40 points, but neither will be focused on claiming the Polka Dot jersey.
Quintana is the on the second line of betting and doesn’t represent a bad bet at $4, but the clear value selection in this market is Pierre Rolland.
Rolland is currently available at a quote of $9, but his sole focus will be accumulating King Of The Mountains points for the remainder of the Tour de France and he will be favored by the very tough conditions that the peleton will face in the Alps and Pyrenees.
Points Classification Betting
Andre Greipel currently holds a narrow lead from Peter Sagan in the battle for the Green Jersey, but Sagan is a clear favourite in our betting market.
Greipel has had the edge over Sagan in the flat sprints during the 2015 Tour de France to date, but there are a number of stages coming up where Greipel will not be given the opportunity due to the steep terrain, while Sagan will likely have far more chances to accumulate points in these stages.
Mark Cavendish ($26) and John Degenkolb ($34) are the clear outsiders, while every other rider in the market is priced at triple figure odds.
Young Rider Classification Betting
Nairo Quintana holds a three minute lead over Warren Barguil in the overall young rider classification and it is very tough to see him missing out on this title.
Barguil ($9) would be the likely winner if Quintana was forced to pull out of the race, while Romain Bardet ($26), Thibaut Pinot ($51), Adam Yates ($67) and Eduardo Sepulveda ($67).
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