Tour de France odds
For three weeks every summer, cyclists from all over the world make their way to France to take part in the Tour de France.
The Tour de France is the not only the most well-known cycling race on the calendar, but also the most prestigious of cycling’s three Grand Tours.
Although the course is slightly altered each year, the race always finishes in Paris, with the final stage being completed along the Champs-Elysees.
There are lots of winners in the Tour de France odds
Although the winner of the Tour de France is the rider with the quickest time overall across all of the stages, there are many other results that are decided.
These include the King of the Mountains for the best climber, the best young rider and which team end up with the fastest time when the times of their riders are added together.
Throughout the Tour de France a particular colour of shirt is worn by the rider currently leading in each discipline.
The leader in the general classification wears a yellow jersey, with Lance Armstrong being the most successful Tour de France rider of all time with seven overall victories between 1999 and 2005.
Meanwhile, the leader in terms of King of the Mountain points dons a white jersey covered in red spots, meaning there are plenty of Tour de France odds worth taking note of.
Cadel Evans will still be worth looking out for in the 2012 Tour de France odds
Despite being in his mid-thirties, 2011 Tour de France winner Cadel evans is a phenomenal athlete and is sure to be amongst the favourites in the Tour de France odds to win the overall event in 2012 .
Meanwhile, Britain’s sprint king Mark Cavendish showed how far he has some in 2011 by winning the points classification and will be in the hunt for more honours in 2012 – he could be well worth backing.