THE world’s greatest bike race starts today and Chris Froome reckons the competition is stronger than ever as he targets a Tour de France title hat-trick.
The Team Sky Brit faces tough competition from the likes of fellow two-time champ Alberto Contador and Nairo Quintana, who’s twice been a runner-up.
Froome tops the betting at 6-4 with Paddy Power as he seeks to become just the second man in 20 years to succesfully defend the Tour title, with Quintana 2-1 at Betway and Contador 13-2 at Boylesports.
For today’s first stage Marcel Kittle is chalked up at 6-5 favourite by Paddy Power.
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