The countdown for Tour de France 2013 has already started and everybody is excited to find out who will win the coveted yellow jersey. Started in 1903, the annual bicycle race has gained prominence and popularity all over the globe. It consists of 21-day long stages over a 23-day period and covers around 2,000 miles around France.
For this year, sports enthusiasts say that British athlete Chris Froome will most likely to win the grand prize after he won Criterium du Dauphine early this month. In an interview with BBC, Froome said that his Dauphine win is a “positive test for the Tour de France”. He also mentioned that he is determined to win this year’s Tour de France, but he knows that he is just one of the several contenders for the coveted prize. “I have won the Dauphine and other races before, but the counter is back to zero when the Tour starts”, he added. Broome also mentioned the people whom he thinks are great contenders for the overall victory. Some of them are Alberto Contador, Alejandro Valverde, Joaquim Rodriguez, Cadel Evans, Tejay Van Garderen and Nairo Quintana.
Froome has been having a great year so far for his career. Aside from the Dauphine, he also won the Tour of Oman, Criterium International and Tour de Romandie. This is why sports critics, enthusiasts and even punters all chose him to be the odds-on favourite to win Tour de France this year.
According to various betting websites, Froome is the punters’ favourite, with impressive betting odds followed by Alberto Contador, Joaquim Rodriguez, Richie Porte and Nairo Quintana. Tour de France will kick off on June 29th and will end on July 21st.
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