Tour De France 2012: Chris Horner's Early Odds Not Fantastic, But Not Discouraging

Chris Horner and Tyler Farrar are the two Northwest riders who will be representing the area in the 2012 Tour de France, which begins on June 30. The early odds are out for the event and Horner seems to have a pretty solid shot to win in the eyes of the oddsmakers.

Farrar is unlikely to win, since his Garmin team will ride in support of lead cyclist Ryder Hesjedal, who captured this year's Giro d'Italia and has 28/1 odds against winning the Tour. Horner, however, has 150/1 odds against winning, which makes him a long shot, but still firmly in the top 20 to be projected to win in what is a very deep field.

Here are the early odds for the 2012 Tour de France:

Bradley Wiggins 5/4
Cadel Evans 9/4
Denis Menchov 14/1
Jurgen Van Den Broeck 22/1
Vincenzo Nibali 22/1
Chris Froome 25/1
Frank Schleck 25/1
Robert Gesink 25/1
Ryder Hesjedal 28/1
Samuel Sanchez 28/1
Alejandro Valverde 33/1
Pierre Rolland 40/1
Jani Brajkovic 50/1
Andreas Kloden 66/1
Tony Martin 66/1
Ivan Basso 80/1
Levi Leipheimer 80/1
Peter Velits 125/1
Chris Horner 150/1

For all news and information regarding the 2012 Tour de France, please stay tuned to this StoryStream. For all things cycling, please visit Podium Cafe.

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