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Can Geraint Thomas deliver as Tour De France favourite?

July 4th, 2019 Home, Media & Journalism, News & Events, Press Release, Sport

Geraint Thomas caused one of the biggest shocks in Tour De France history last year with his victory when considered a genuine outsider for the Yellow jersey.

But the Welshman will line up at the Grand Depart in Belgium this weekend as favourite to win, and that is something of a good omen.

Looking back at the previous winners over the last decade, and the winners do very well indeed.

Seven out of the last ten winners have been the pre-race favourites – although in 2010 Alberto Contador later lost that title due to a failed drug test.

But can Thomas repeat the feat?

Tour De France Winner Pre-race favourite
2009 Alberto Contador Alberto Contador
2010 Alberto Contador (later awarded to Andy Schleck) Alberto Contador
2011 Cadel Evans Alberto Contador
2012 Bradley Wiggins Bradley Wiggins
2013 Chris Froome Chris Froome
2014 Vincenzo Nibali Chris Froome
2015 Chris Froome Chris Froome
2016 Chris Froome Chris Froome
2017 Chris Froome Chris Froome
2018 Geraint Thomas Chris Froome

OddsMonkey spokesman Peter Watton commented: “Thomas caused a big shock this year, but with the likes of Chris Froome and Tom Dumoulin missing, he has a very good chance of claiming another win.

“But Bookmakers only just have him as favourite ahead of his Team Ineos team-mate Egan Bernal – who looks like having a great chance of victory.”

Selected odds Tour De France winner odds:
Geraint Thomas 2/1
Egan Bernal 5/2
Jakob Fuglsang 9/2
Adam Yates 11/1
Nairo Quintana 14/1
Richie Porte 16/1

*Odds correct at time of writing

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