Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Gentlemen (and Ladies, of course), Place Your Bets....

Sports betting is big business all over the world and the Tour de France is a big play. Way back on April Foll's Day, I posted some early betting lines for the 2010 Tour.

The bets were few, but things have firmed up as the horses near the gate.

...and the odds are:

To win:
Alberto Contador  4/7
Andy Schleck       19/2
Lance Armstrong  64/5
Ivan Basso           25/1
Bradley Wiggins   25/1

Green Jersey points winner:
Mark Cavendish   9/4
Thor Hushovd     6/1
Tyler Farrar       13/2

That's the line as of today at one site. I'm not much of a betting man, but I believe that the smart money is usually a fair predictor of results. Of course, the smartest money stays home and there's always some just plain crazy money out there!

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