Lofty standings count for nothing so far!
There are three British riders in the top ten of the overall standings for the Tour de France and William Hill are offering betting on which of them will be highest come the end of tomorrow's stage. David Millar, who is currently in fourth is offered at 1/10 to still be ahead of his fellow Brits, with Bradley Wiggins at 7/1 and Geraint Thomas 20/1. British cycling fans should make the most of this current situation, however as Hills offer 1/2 that just one will be left come the end of the Tour and 6/4 that there are none. For two or more British cyclists to be in the top ten at the end of the Tour is 66/1.
"British Tour fans could be forgiven for getting a little optimistic but the odds indicate that the British riders will struggle to keep up with the pace come the mountain stages," said Hill's spokesman Joe Crilly.
Alberto Contador has returned to the position of favourite, offered at Even money, while Andy Schleck is 31/20. Today's stage winner, Cadel Evans, is the 11/2 third favourite.
Tour de France Betting:
Yellow Jersey: 1/1 Alberto Contador; 31/20 Andy Schleck; 11/2 Cadel Evans; 20/1 Bradley Wiggins; 25/1 Robert Gesink; 33/1 Ivan Basso; 40/1 Frank Scleck; 40/1 Jurgen Van Den Broen; 50/1 BAR
Points Classification: 11/5 Mark Cavendish; 13/5 Jose Joaquin Rojas; 3/1 Tyler Farrar; 4/1 Thor Hushovd; 5/1 Philippe Gilbert; 40/1 BAR
King of the Mountains: 3/1 Alberto Contador; 11/2 Andy Schleck; 6/1 Damiano Cunego; 7/1 David Moncoutie; 9/1 Anthony Charteau; 11/1 Thomas Voeckler; 14/1 Robert Gesink; 16/1 Samuel Sanchez; 16/1 John Gadret; 16/1 Alexandre Vinokourov; 25/1 BAR