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Bookies say the Team Sky rider is favourite to follow in team mate Bradley Wiggins' footsteps

Froome is favourite for Tour de France

According to the latest odds from William Hill, Chris Froome is favourite to win this year’s Tour de France.

The bookmaker puts Alberto Contador as a close second, at 23/10, to win Le Tour, which gets underway tomorrow in Corsica.

It’ll be a Froome/Contador battle, says William Hill, with third favourite Joaquim Rodriguez only at 18/1 to win the 100th edition of the race.

The Green Jersey sees Mark Cavendish (11/10) close behind Petr Sagan (17/20). Cavendish has 26 stage wins to his name and William Hill make him even money to win at least another five during this year’s race.

If that’s not enough betting-related Tour de France news for you, here are the rest of the odds:

Tour de France winner: 4/6 Chris Froome; 23/10 Alberto Contador; 18/1 Joaquim Rodriguez; 20/1 Richie Porte; 22/1 Cadel Evans; 22/1 Nairo Quintana; 28/1 Alejandro Valverde; 28/1 Teejay van Garderen; 40/1 BAR

Team Classification winner: 2/1 Movistar; 3/1 Sky; 4/1 Garmin; 9/2 Saxo; 10/1 Radiochack; 25/1 BAR

King of the Mountains: 3/1 Thomas Voeckler; 9/2 Pierre Rolland; 8/1 Nairo Quintana; 10/1 Chris Froome; 10/1 Fredrik Kessiakoff; 12/1 Thibaut Pinot; 14/1 Joaquim Rodriguez; 16/1 Dan Martin; 20/1 BAR

Young rider qualification: 17/10 Teejay van Garderen; 7/4 Nairo Quintana; 7/2 Thibaut Pinot; 6/1 Andrew Talansky; 25/1 BAR

Points classification: 17/20 Peter Sagan; 11/10 Mark Cavendish; 16/1 Andre Griepel; 22/1 Marcel Kittel; 50/1 BAR

How many stages will Mark Cavendish win in the 2013 TDF: 8/11 under 4.5; 1/1 over 4.5.

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