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.
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