Cavendish odds-on favourite for Bastille Day Tour victory

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LADBROKES have made Mark Cavendish odds-on favourite (4/5) to spoil the French Bastille Day celebrations on Tuesday (July 14) and win the 10th stage from Limoges to Issoudun.

A French rider to win stage 10 is 3/1.

Alberto Contador is now 1/3 to win the Tour overall, while Lance Armstrong is on 7/2 for a remarkable eighth victory.

Ladbrokes are also offering the Texan 2/1 to win a stage and 7/4 to don the yellow jersey at some point.

Latest betting

Winner Alberto Contador 1/3 Lance Armstrong 7/2 Andy Schleck 12/1 Cadel Evans 25/1 Carlos Sastre 25/1 Levi Leipheimer 50/1 Andreas Kloden 66/1 Frank Schleck 80/1 100 bar

Green jersey Thor Hushovd 8/11 Mark Cavendish 11/10 Oscar Freire 16/1 Jose Joaquin Rojas 25/1 Gerald Ciolek 50/1 Alberto Contador 66/1 100 bar

Stage 10 winner Mark Cavendish 4/5 Thor Hushovd 8/1 Oscar Freire 9/1 Tom Boonen 14/1 Tyler Farrar 16/1 Sylvain Chavanel 16/1 Gerald Ciolek 25/1 Romain Feillu 25/1 Sandy Casar 25/1 Filippo Pozzato 33/1 Heinrich Haussler 33/1 Jens Voigt 33/1 Fabian Cancellara 33/1 Thomas Voeckler 33/1 Jose Rojas 33/1 40 bar

Total stage wins Mark Cavendish Over 3.5 Stage Wins 8/13 Mark Cavendish Under 3.5 Stage Wins 6/5

Specials A French Rider to win stage 10 3/1

Lance Armstrong to win a stage during Tour de France 2/1

Lance Armstrong to wear Yellow at any time during Tour de France 7/4

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Keith Bingham joined the Cycling Weekly team in the summer of 1971, and retired in 2011. During his time, he covered numerous Tours de France, Milk Races and everything in-between. He was well known for his long-running 'Bikewatch' column, and played a pivotal role in fighting for the future of once at-threat cycling venues such as Hog Hill and Herne Hill Velodrome.