Tour de France Betting: Rest Day Wrap
Wiggins is your best bet for overall honours in Paris, although it’s still a long way to go and anything can happen…
Unlike Cadel and co, the Tour Connoisseur isn't taking a break on rest day of Le Tour, instead offering up his halfway analysis of where the jerseys lie.
Battle for Yellow
It's fair to say Bradley Wiggins has taken a stranglehold on the Yellow Jersey.
He devastated the opposition in the Stage 9 time trial, and, in terms of overall contenders, only teammate Chris Froome was near him. He is your best bet for overall honours in Paris, although it's still a long way to go and anything can happen, as we have seen at Le Tour in the past.
Consider a small bet on Cadel Evans if you're feeling risky, purely because he's a fighter and won't lie down until Paris, but he's a real outside chance.
In terms of Wiggins' teammate, Chris Froome, you could lay a little on him, just in case the Sky leader fails in the last week.
Battle for Green
Peter Sagan has a strong grip on the Green Jersey, and if the first nine days are anything to go by, he's the hot favourite for that category come Paris.
Matthew Goss and Amdre Greipel sit in second and third respectively so they're not out of it either. A little on both wouldn't hurt - the rest of the contenders, including Mark Cavendish, are too far back to challenge.
Battle for the Polka Dot
This is the most competitive rivalry so far.
Frederik Kessiakoff has taken over the lead on 21 points after his Stage 8 breakaway, but with the Alpes and Pyrenees still to come, it will more than likely change hands.
Froome sits on 20 points and Evans 18. Froome or Evans could take it inadvertently as they battle for the podium position in the Yellow Jersey competition.
Looking further down the list, the Polka Dot may suddenly become a goal for young Frenchman Thibaut Pinot, who won stage eight sits on 16 point. A little wager on the twenty-two-year-old wouldn't hurt.