Simon Gerrans favourite for Tour Down Under 2014

Newly crowned Australian road champion Simon Gerrans looms as the man to beat at the Tour Down Under, priced as the $3.00 favourite with online bookmaker sportsbet.

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Unsurprisingly, the men who were hot on his tail at the Australian Road Championship, Richie Porte ($7.00) and Cadel Evans ($9.00), are next in the market.

Despite Gerrans being tipped to be the overall winner, the veteran finds himself at $11 to win the first stage, with teenager Caleb Ewan the $9.00 favourite to take the points on day one.

“Gerrans has been in great form and there has been more money bet on him than every other cyclist put together, so it’s a no brainer that he is the favourite to win the Tour Down Under,” said sportsbet.com.au’s Shaun Anderson.

Markets courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
Tour Down Under Winner
$3.00 Simon Gerrans
$7.00 Richie Porte
$9.00 Cadel Evans
$10 Javier Moreno
$13 Geraint Thomas
$17 Jan Bakelants, Frank Schleck
$19 Robert Gesink, Rohan Dennis
$26 Diego Ulissi
$34 Maxime Bouet, Lieuwe Westra
Others quoted

Tour Down Under Stage 1 winner
$9.00 Caleb Ewan
$10 Michael Matthews
$11 Simon Gerrans, Jurgen Roelandts
$15 Andre Greipel, Roberto Ferrari, Marcel Kittel, Elia Vivani, JJ Rojas, Matt Goss, Steele Von Hoff, Diego Ulissi
$23 Danny Van Poppel, Francesco Gavazzi