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Rich 12th Jul 2013 - 16:48

Froome Lead Cut But Still Red Hot Favourite For Yellow

Chris Froome's odds of winning this year's Tour de France took a slight blow as he came in 1 minute and 8 seconds behind his closest rivals and William Hill have reacted by easing his price of winning the competition from 1/10 to 1/4, while Alberto Contador has been slashed from 8/1 to 4/1.

"Chris Froome has been imperious so far but with eight stages to go, we saw perhaps the first chink in the Team Sky armour, but the odds suggest that his cushion is comfortable enough at the moment," said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. "To be honest, we wouldn't mind seeing Froome losing a bit more time because as things stand he is our biggest loser."

Mark Cavendish beat his rival Peter Sagan although he still has a long way to overhaul the massive lead that the Slovakian has in the Points Classification. William Hill make Cav 16/1 to win the Green Jersey, while Sagan is 1/100.

Tour de France Outright: 1/4 Chris Froome; 4/1 Alberto Contador; 20/1 Nairo Quintana; 25/12 Bauke Mollema; 66/1 Laurens Ten Dam; 66/1 Roman Kreuziger; 125/1 BAR

Points Classification: 1/100 Peter Sagan; 16/1 Mark Cavendish; 50/1 BAR

*William Hill have a wide range of TDF in play markets including Yellow, Green, Polka Dot Jerseys outright, as well as Yellow without Froome throughout the duration of all of the races.


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