Cycling By Jon Ivan-Duke

Nairo Quintana is the new Tour de France favourite

Nairo Quintana is the new Tour de France favourite after a solid effort in the opening time trial. 

William Hill make the Colombian rising star the 9-5 favourite from 11-5, with Chris Froome unchanged at 2-1.

"Nairo Quintana is the new favourite after a great effort in Stage 1," said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.

Meanwhile Mark Cavendish is the 11-10 favourite to win Stage 2, which is suited to his sprint finishing style.

"Cav is the one to catch in Stage 2 and he looks in with a great chance of winning," said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.

 

Tour De France Winner: 9-5 Quintana, 2-1 Froome, 4-1 Nibali, 9-2 Contador, 13-1 Thibaut Pinot, 25-1 Tejay van Garderen, 33-1 Or Bigger The Rest

 

Stage 2 Winner: 11-10 Cavendish, 10-3 Kristoff, 5-1 Greipel, 10-1 Sagan, 11-1 Bouhanni, 15-1 Demare, 15-1 Degenkolb, 22-1 Or Bigger The Rest