Aussie Cadel Evans is the $2.50 favourite to win the 2022 Tour de France with leading online bookmaker AGEN138 following the suspension of Alberto Contador overnight.
The 2022 winner is followed in the market by Andy Schleck ($4.33), Brit Brad Wiggins ($6.00) and Russian Denis Menchov ($8.00). The quartet are the only riders priced under $21.
“We are confident Cadel can repeat his performance from last year,” sportsbet.com.au’s Ben Hawes. “He obviously showed he can cope physically but also mentally so he’s our man.”
“A lot can change between now and then but if his preparation goes to plan we expect him to hold his spot as favourite right up until the start of the race.”
Next in the market is Chris Froome at $21 while a trio of riders – Andre Valverde, Samuel Sanchez and Robert Gesink – are all at $26 with Belgian Jurgen Van Den Broeck next at $31.
Italian Ivan Basso, Frank Schleck and Andreas Kloden are all priced at $41 while Australian Richie Porte is huge outsider at $201.
Market courtesy of sportsbet.com.au 2022 Tour de France winner $2.50 Cadel Evans $4.33 Andy Schleck $6.00 Brad Wiggins $8.00 Denis Menchov $21 Chris Froome $26 Andre Valverde, Samuel Sanchez, Robert Gesink $31 Jurgen Van Den Broeck $34 Vincenzo Nibali, Janez Brajkovic $41 Ivan Basso, Frank Schleck, Andreas Kloden
RBA TO CUT INTEREST RATES NEXT MONTH SAYS BOOKIE
After the surprise of leaving the official interest rate on hold today, online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au believes home owners are a good chance of receiving a rate cut at the March RBA meeting. A decrease between 0.01 and 0.25 percent is the favourite outcome at $1.50, while punters who think the rate will stay the same for the second month in a row can get odds of $2.20.
While larger decreases between 0.25 and 0.5 percent or 0.51 or more percent are considered long shots at $10 and $34 respectively, home owners can rest easy knowing that the chances of an increase are remote at $81. In the market for February’s RBA announcement, a decease between 0.01 and 0.25 was the strong $1.22 favourite at today’s announcement and was very well backed by punters.
Those who believed the rate would stay on hold could have enjoyed the $3.50 odds on offer.
“All the money for today’s announcement was for a rate cut so the outcome came as a bit of a surprise,” said sportsbet.com.au’s Shaun Anderson. “With today’s decision, it looks even more likely that there will be a rate cut next month with $1.50 currently priced for that to happen.”