Contador odds-on for Tour de France comeback after doping ban

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ALBERTO CONTADOR is odds-on to return to winning ways after he completes his ban, according to Ladbrokes.

The controversial winner of the 2010 Tour de France has been stripped of his title, however, it’s just 5/4 he’s victorious in the 2013 Tour and the Spanish cyclist is odds-on at 4/7 to be crowned champion again before 2020.

Cadel Evans is the favourite for this year’s Tour at 13/8 with the newly instated 2010 winner Andy Schleck priced at 5/2. Team Sky’s Bradley Wiggins earns a 9/2 quote.

Contador is eligible to return to the sport in August at the Vuelta a Espana where he’s the stand-out leader at 8/11, with Joaquin Rodriguez the second favourite at 9/2.

Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: “The odds suggest when Contador comes back he’ll still be a controversial champion of cycling.”

Ladbrokes latest betting

Tour de France 2012 winner
Cadel Evans 13/8
Andy Schleck 5/2
Bradley Wiggins 9/2
Denis Menchov 13/2
Vincenzo Nibali 20/1
Christopher Froome 20/1
Alejandro Valverde 20/1
Janiz Brajkovic 25/1
Robert Gesink 25/1
Samuel Sanchez 25/1
Jurgen Van Den Broeck 33/1

Vuelta a Espana 2012 winner
Alberto Contador 8/11
Joaquin Rodriguez 9/2
Alejandro Valverde 13/2
Igor Anton 13/2
Samuel Sanchez 8/1
Juan Jose Cobo 10/1

Alberto Contador to win Tour of Spain 2012 8/11
Alberto Contador to win Tour de France 2013 5/4
Alberto Contador to win a Tour de France before 2020 4/7

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Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.