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Tour De France 2012: Levi Leipheimer Has Solid Odds To Win

The Tour de France begins on Sunday, June 30, but the oddmakers have, of course, already chimed in on who are the favorites to win. Although Santa Rosa native Levi Leipheimer has not won an individual stage at the Tour since 2007, he remains in the top 20 of favorites to win, based on the early odds.

Leipheimer has 80/1 odds against winning, well behind favorites like Bradley Wiggins and defending champion Cadel Evans, but is definitely not entirely out of the running as far as Las Vegas is concerned. These are the top cyclists in the world, after all. The talent pool is anything but shallow.

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

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