Very few betting companies are so far offering odds on the season-opening Tour Down Under in Australia. There is only one story surrounding the race and that is the return of seven times Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong.
The form of the riders is unknown and choosing a winner here is incredibly difficult. Lance Armstrong is amongst the favourites in the betting odds to take the overall win but his recent comments suggest he has neither the form or the inclination to take victory in Australia. Oscar Pereiro returns to cycling after his crash in the 2008 Tour de France and is clear favourite with the bookmakers while Michael Rogers looks to have a much improved season following a disappointing year.
Velotips recommends Luis Leon Sanchez for the overall win at 7.00.
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Oscar Pereiro Sio @ 4.50 Michael Rogers @ 5.30 Robbie McEwen @ 6.00 Lance Armstrong @ 6.40 Jens Voigt @ 6.40 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil @ 7.00 George Hincapie @ 7.00 Andre Greipel @ 7.00 Martin Elmiger @ 7.00 Stuart OGrady @ 8.00 Nicki Sorensen @ 8.00 Allan Davis @ 8.00 Mario Aerts @ 8.40 David Moncoutie @ 10.00 Daniele Nardello @ 10.00 Frank Hoj @ 11.00 Mikael Cherel @ 15.00 Matthieu Sprick @ 15.00 Kasper Klostergaard @ 15.00 Christian Knees @ 15.00 Baden Cooke @ 15.00 Matthew Goss @ 15.00 Anders Lund @ 15.00 Josu Agirre @ 20.00 Matteo Bono @ 20.00 Graeme Brown @ 20.00 Maciej Bodnar @ 20.00 Julian Dean @ 20.00 Jose Luis Rubiera @ 20.00 Gert Steegmans @ 20.00