Let’s imagine that Chris Froome is out of the picture. How would that change our 2018 Tour de France predictions? By a huge deal, check out the adjusted betting odds below!
Chris Froome is the most decorated cyclist from Great Britain. Particularly with Tour de France, Froome is a four-time winner! However, we are not sure whether he could participate in Tour de France 2018 or not. According to gambling news in France, Froome is suspected of breaking anti-doping rules and currently being investigated.
If the participation of the defending champion is unclear, we have to explore 2018 Tour de France predictions without Chris Froome. The 3,329 kilometers tour starts on July 7 and is expected to finish on July 29 at Champs-Elysees in Paris. So, who will win the Tour de France 2018, instead of Froome?
Dumoulin and Quintana’s Best Chance
2018 Tour de France predictions reveal that now is the best chance for Tom Dumoulin (5.00) and Nairo Quintana (4.00) to shine. When Froome is not around, both of them have close odds to win general classification in Tour de France according to online gambling sites in France.
Dumoulin and Quintana have had their fair share of winning Grand Tours in the past. This is especially true for the latter cyclist. Quintana won the Italian Tour in 2014 and the Spanish Tour in 2016. Unfortunately, he ranked second and third numerous times in Tour de France. So, 2018 is the best opportunity for both cyclists to reach for the victory.
2018 Tour de France Predictions for the Most Deserved One
Richie Porte (3.00) is the bookies favorite to win 2018 Tour de France. So, if you are considering on betting in France, Porte is a great candidate! He is the most deserved one to win because he had always been doomed with injuries.
In 2017, Porte started Tour de France on a high and was the greatest challenger to Froome. Unfortunately, he crashed with a broken collar bone and pelvis before crossing the finish line. With him fully recovered from his injuries, let’s bet on Richie Porte to win 2018 Tour de France at Vbet Sportsbook!