Cadel Evans may be missing but Australia can still expect to taste success at this year’s Tour de France with online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au offering odds of $1.65 for an Aussie to win a stage of this year’s race.

Sportsbet believes it’s more likely that an Australian rider will clinch a stage than not ($2.20) in the gruelling event that gets underway Saturday night our time.

Winning a stage is one thing, but claiming the yellow jersey appears unlikely with $7.00 offered for an Aussie to don the “maillot jaune” at any point.

Britain’s Chris Froome is the $1.80 favourite in the general classification, just ahead of Spaniard Alberto Contador at $2.75. Richie Porte is the leading Australian at $67.

“Simon Gerrans has shown he’s more than capable of nabbing a stage, having done it twice including last year. Fingers crossed he can do it again,” said sportsbet.com.au’s Christian Jantzen.

Markets courtesy of sportsbet.com.au: Join Sportsbet.com.au Here. Free $250 Bet

Australian to Win a Stage

$1.65 Yes

$2.20 No

Australian to Wear the Yellow Jersey

$7.00 Yes

$1.08 No

Tour de France Winner

$1.80 Froome

$2.75 Contador

$12 Nibali

$15 Valverde

$26 Talansky

$51 Costa

$51 Van Den Broeck

$51 Van Garderen

$67 Mollema

$67 Porte

Green Jersey Winner

$1.62 Sagan

$4.50 Cavendish

$6.00 Kittel

$13 Kristoff

$17 Greipel

$26 Demare

$34 Modolo

$41 Matthews

……………………..

$101 Goss

$501 Gerrans