After a small shift towards his main rival Brad Wiggins, punters with online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au have jumped back onto Cadel Evans to take out the 2012 Tour de France, backing the Aussie from $2.70 into $2.40.
Evans has once again attracted eight times the money to win consecutive Tour titles compared to Wiggins, who has drifted from $2.20 out to $2.37.
$250 TOUR DE FRANCE FREE BET
“Wagers are now coming in four to one in favour of Cadel compared to Brad Wiggins,” said sportsbet.com.au’s Ben Hawes.
“They’re both perfectly placed but the punters clearly think Cadel will come home the stronger of the two.”
Denis Menchov is joined on the third line of betting at $15 by Vincenzo Nibali while Michael Rogers remains the next Aussie in the market at $151.
Market courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
2012 Tour de France winner
(prices in brackets from 3 July)
$2.37 Brad Wiggins (out from $2.20)
$2.40 Cadel Evans (in from $2.70)
$15 Denis Menchov (steady)
$15 Vincenzo Nibali (in from $17)
$26 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (steady)
$26 Ryder Hesjedal (steady)
$34 Robert Gesink (steady)
$34 Frank Schleck (steady)
$151 Michael Rogers (steady)
$401 Richie Porte (out from $201)
$501 Simon Gerrans (steady)
$501 Stuart O’Grady (steady)
$501 Matt Lloyd (steady)
$501 Brett Lancaster (steady)
$501 Adam Hansen (steady)
$2001 Matt Goss (out from $501)
$2001 Baden Cooke (out from $501)
$2001 Mark Renshaw (out from $501)
$2001 Jonathan Cantwell (out from $501)