Cavendish wins stage 14, Froome still favored

Tour de France Odds: Cavendish wins stage 14, Froome still favored to win

Although Mark Cavendish was the talk of stage 14, Briton Chris Froome maintained his overall lead and remains favored to win the Tour de France.

Riding for Team Dimension Data, Cavendish won a sprint finish ahead of Alexander Kristoff and Peter Sagan in stage 14 on Saturday. It was Cavendish's fourth stage win of the 2016 Tour de France Tour and his 30th overall victory, which place him just four behind the record of five-time Tour winner Eddy Merckx.

But according to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, Froome remains the favorite to win the Tour this year at 1/12 odds. Nairo Quintana has the next-best odds at 12/1 while Bauke Mollema is 14/1 and Richie Porte has odds of 28/1.

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Adam Yates is also a 33/1 long shots while Alejandro Valverde is 66/1 and Tejay van Garderen is 100/1. Fabio Aru (125/1), Romian Bardet (125/1), Daniel Martin (150/1), Geraint Thomas (250/1), Joaquin Rodriguez (300/1), Warren Barguil (400/1) and Pierre Rolland (500/1) are also listed among the long shots.

Bovada.lv also lists odds to win stage 15 of the Tour de France, which begins Sunday at 7:05AM ET. Majka is favored to win stage 15 at 6/1 odds while Valverde has 11/1 odds to win and Froome is listed at 12/1, making him a solid value play. Rui Costa and Vincenzo Nibali are also 12/1, respectively.

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