BOOKIES reckon the Tour de France is a fait accompli after Chris Froome extended his lead with a brilliant win in the Pyrenees.
We’re not even halfway through yet but the Team Sky ace – who stretched his advantage from 12 seconds to nearly three minutes on stage 10 yesterday – is now just 1-8 at Betfair and Skybet to take the title.
Only a disaster can deny him now and the prices reflect that, with Nairo Quintana second favourite at 13-2 with bet365 and Tejay van Gardenen next in the betting at 50-1 with Paddy Power.
Today the race is still in the Pyrenees for stage 11 with plenty of tough climbs but a simpler finish that is crying out for a breakaway. The general classification riders aren’t expected to dominate and Froome is third favourite (16-1, Paddy Power) behind Alejandro Valverde (8-1, Betfair) and Joaquim Rodriguez (14-1, Skybet).
Wimbledon champ Serena Williams is back in action at the WTA Bastad against Ysaline Bonaventure and Sara Errani tops the bill in Bucharest while the ATP event continues in Newport.
There’s also domestic and interational cricket on the agenda so post your tips and chat here and good luck with your bets.