Egan Bernal, the Team Ineos rider who became the youngest Tour de France champion since World War II, comes into the postponed version of the 2020 Tour de France at +255 odds to win back-to-back yellow jerseys. According to the most recent update by DraftKings, four-time champion Chris Froome is +550 or 11/2 odds to win the Tour de France and secure a fifth victory that would put him in a tie with four legends of the sport.
Organizers delayed the start of the 2020 Tour de France due to the coronavirus pandemic. This year’s version of Tour de France will begin at the end of the summer with the conclusion set for Sunday, Sept. 20 in Paris.
During the last update, Slovenian star Primoz Roglic, moved up to the second-highest odds at +450 to win.
2020 TOUR DE FRANCE ODDS
Egan Bernal +225
Primoz Roglic +450
Chris Froome +550
Thibaut Pinot +800
Geraint Thomas +900
Nairo Quintana +1100
Tom Dumoulin +1100
Tadej Pogacar +1600
Julian Alaphilippe +2500
Adam Yates +2500
Miguel Angel Lopez +2800
Emmanuel Buchmann +3300
Steve Kruijswijk +3300
Mikel Landa +3300
Vincenzo Nibali +6600
Vincenzo Nibali, the last Italian to win the Tour de France in 2014, comes in at 66/1 odds to win.
Organizers recently set a date for next year’s Grand Race. The 2021 Tour de France will begin one week earlier than usual to avoid any conflicts with the Tokyo Summer Olympics.
In other news, Team Ineos will be renamed Ineos Grenadiers. The name change will reflect a new SUV created by billionaire owner, Sir Jim Ratcliffe.
Froome Comeback, Free Agent
Chris Froome will attempt to make history with a fifth win at the Tour de France. But he has two alphas on his team who have also won the yellow jersey. Geraint Thomas won in 2018 and Egan Bernal won last summer.
Froome missed the 2018 Tour de France due to a suspension over his asthma medication. Last summer, Froome missed out once again while he recovered from injuries after a crash in the Criterium de Dauphine race. Without Froome on Ineos the last two Grand Races, Thomas and Bernal competed for the yellow jersey.
This will be Froome’s last year under contract after 10 years with the top team. He will leave Ineos at the end of the season.
“We have achieved so much together and I will always treasure the memories,” said Froome.
Froome, born in Kenya and raised in South Africa, won the Tour de France four times, including three-straight victories between 2015 and 2017.
“It has been a phenomenal decade with the team,” added Froome. “I look forward to exciting new challenges as I move into the next phase of my career but, in the meantime, my focus is on winning a fifth Tour de France with Ineos.”
But can Froome win one more yellow jersey with Ineos before his departure? You can get Froome at 11/2 odds right now at DraftKings.
If Froome wins his fifth title, he’ll join an elite group of riders with five victories that include Bernard ‘The Badger’ Hinault, Miguel Indurain, Jacques Anquetil, and Eddy Merckx.