Back Spain's cycling legend Alberto Contador to capture his third Tour de France this year
With only one week left until the beginning of the Tour de France, the most prestigious race in cycling, the bookies seem to be undervaluing one of the key favourites for the competition.
Spain’s Alberto Contador is almost unanimously agreed to be the greatest cyclist of this generation. His list of achievements stands head and shoulders above any of his contemporaries.
He has won the Tour de France twice, in 2007 and 2009, and finished fourth in 2013. In addition to this, Contador has won the Giro d’Italia (Tour of Italy) in 2008 and the 2015 edition just two months ago, and the Vuelta a Espana (Tour of Spain) in 2008, 2012, and 2014. He has finished first in every edition of the Vuelta he has entered.
When the Tour starts on Saturday, 4th July, he will be looking to add a third title to his collection and be the first man since 1998 to win the Giro and Tour in the same year.
Despite his exceptional career and the impressive form he showed in the Giro, the bookies are generally putting him third in odds behind Britain’s Chris Froome and Colombia’s Nairo Quaintana. Whilst these are both quality riders, they lack the pedigree, results and experience of Contador.
Of course, a climber of Contador’s ability may not just be vying for the victory. On the way, he is sure to rack up points in the King of the Mountains competition and could well be a contender without even targeting it. Should his bid for victory in the Tour slip away for any reason he is sure switch focus to the King of Mountains.
Once again the bookies have him third in the odds, with Bet635 and SkyBet offering the best price of 11/1.
Bookies betting tip: Back Contador at fab top odds of 4/1 with bet365 to take the Tour de France title.
All odds were correct at time of posting.