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Alberto Contador Leads 2011 Tour de France Betting Odds

June 21st, 2011- By Chester

The 98th Tour de France begins in just two weeks, as the best cyclists in the world will begin a 22-day trek beginning at Stage 1 in Passage du Gois, and ultimately finishing on Stage 21 at Champs-Elysées, with all riders in the field looking to achieve one of the greatest feats in all of sport.

At the forefront of the top contenders heading into the 2011 Tour de France is Alberto Contador. Contador was actually suspended from riding for approximately six months from September of 2010 to February of this year due to a doping investigation in which he was implicated. But after the suspension was lifted, Contador immediately announced his intention compete at this year’s Tour de France as the two-time defending champion.

2011 Tour de France Betting Lines have set Contador as a huge 8/13 favorite to win his third-straight title, and fourth overall on Bodog Sportsbook.

In fact, online sportsbooks are only considering two riders as legitimate favorites for this year. Contador is obviously at the top of the list, with Andy Schleck following behind, at 2/1 on Bodog. After those two, the next closest odds to win come in at 25/1.

This year, 190 countries will be able to see the 2011 Tour de France throughout the course of the 21 stages, due to a new television agreements.

With cycling in the news over the last several months due to doping allegations among former riders like Lance Armstrong, this 2011 Tour de France is likely a very important moment for the sport of cycling, which is seen largely as a dirty sport. With more and more doping allegations and admissions coming out, cycling needs a good running of this race to continue to try and increase its popularity. The flagship event is where it likely will have to start.

Odds To Win 2011 Tour de France – Courtesy Of Bodog Sportsbook

Alberto Contador 8/13
Andy Schleck 2/1
Cadel Evans 25/1
Ivan Basso 25/1
Bradley Wiggins 28/1
Robert Gesink 28/1
Frank Schleck 33/1
Samuel Sanchez 33/1
Jurgen Van Den Broeck 50/1
Levi Leipheimer 50/1
Jani Brajkovic 66/1
Andrea Kloden 80/1
Christopher Horner 80/1
Roman Kreuziger 100/1
Alexander Vinokourov 125/1
Carlos Sastre 125/1
Ryder Hesjedal 125/1
Christian Vandevelde 150/1
Joaquin Rodriguez 150/1
Damiano Cunega 200/1
Edvald Boasson Hagen 200/1
Nicholas Roche 200/1
Peter Sagen 200/1

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4 Responses for “Alberto Contador Leads 2011 Tour de France Betting Odds”

  1. Jyl says:

    Perhaps he’ll take in a little unsusected drug-laced meat, here and there, along the way, which might give him a few yellow jerseys and boost him through to the finish line, so as not to spoil the odds.

  2. Bruno says:

    sastre, rodriguez wont be there; though it’s a bit unrealistic!

  3. Davo says:

    Contador = Drug Cheat (end of story!)

  4. Steve says:

    Looks like this list was pulled out from someone’s a** since Sastre is not in the race and the entire world knew he wouldn’t be in the race half a year ago when his team (Geox) wasn’t invited. Therefore don’t take any of these numbers seriously.

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