Tuesday, 10 July 2012
: Cadel Evans' dream of winning back-to-back Tour De France titles is teetering on the brink with Britain's Bradley Wiggins now considered by Betfair punters to be a 66% chance of taking out cycling's most famous race.
Evans has fallen 1 minute, 53 seconds behind the leader Wiggins, which has seen his price blow to $5.60.
Cadel traded at as much as $12 during last night's time trial having earlier been backed as short as $2.44 in the overall winner market.
Wiggins is down to $1.43 to win Le Tour, while his compatriot Chris Froome has also shortened from $300 to be third favourite at $14.
Betfair's Mathew Thompson said: “Brad Wiggins has been ahead of Cadel Evans from the start of the race but this is the first time that we've seen the overall winner market change so dramatically, which suggests that Betfair punters believe last night's stage is a significant turning point.
“Punters from around the world bet into this Tour De France winner market, many of them from Britain, and until now there has been a reluctance to write off the plucky Australian, however it appears that with a lead nearing two-minutes, Wiggins has been identified as the most likely winner.”
TOUR DE FRANCE
BRAD WIGGINS $1.43
CADEL EVANS $5.30
CHRIS FROOME $14
VINCENZO NIBALI $27
Others from $200
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