Cycling By Jon Ivan-Duke

Froome Fav As Quintana Falters

Chris Froome has returned to the head of the betting for the Tour De France after Nairo Quintana lost time on Stage 2. William Hill now make Froome 6/4 favourite from 2/1.


"Quintana now has to play catch-up and that will be a very tough task," said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke. "Froome has taken the advantage."


Quintana is now 11/4 second-favourite to win the Tour, but the mountains could be crucial.


"Quintana is a very strong climber and if he can give the others the slip he could make up the time he lost on Stage 2," said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.


Tour De France Winner: 6-4 Froome, 11-4 Quintana, 3-1 Contador, 13-2 Nibali, 15-1 Van Garderen, 28-1 Pinot, 50-1 Or Bigger The Rest