Tour de France Odds 2012: Bradley Wiggins, Cadel Evans Are Overwhelming Favorites

With the 2012 Tour de France set to begin, two riders stand apart from the pack as the betting favorites. Britain's Bradley Wiggins remains the favorite with defending Tour champion Cadel Evans just behind.

Wiggins, who is attempting to become the first British rider to win the Tour, is a 5/4 favorite to win it in 2012, according to the current odds from Bovada. The Australian Evans has the second best odds at 9/4. Following Wiggins and Evans, there is a substantial drop off with the no other rider having better than 20/1 odds.

The top 10 betting favorites heading into the 2012 Tour can be found below:

Bradley Wiggins -- 5/4
Cadel Evans -- 9/4
Vincenzo Nibali -- 20/1
Chris Froome -- 22/1
Denis Menchov -- 22/1
Jurgen Van Den Broeck -- 22/1
Ryder Hesjedal --22/1
Frank Schleck -- 28/1
Robert Gesink -- 28/1
Samuel Sanchez -- 33/1

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