2012 Tour de France Odds: Bradley Wiggins, Cadel Evans Among Race Favorites

The 2012 Tour de France gets underway on Saturday with Lamont, IL native Christian Vande Velde looking to make an impact for team Garmin-Sharp.

Related: 2012 Tour De France: Christian Vande Velde Reaching His Goals

Bradley Wiggins is the favorite to take the 99th running of the race, according to the latest odds from Bovada. Wiggins is followed closely by Cadel Evans.

Here is a look at some of the favorites heading into Saturday's start:

Bradley Wiggins 7/5
Cadel Evans 2/1
Vincenzo Nibali 20/1
Chris Froome 22/1
Denis Menchov 22/1
Jurgen Van Den Broeck 22/1
Ryder Hesjedal 22/1
Frank Schleck 28/1
Robert Gesink 28/1
Samuel Sanchez 33/1
Alejandro Valverde 40/1
Pierre Rolland 50/1
Tony Martin 50/1
Jani Brajkovic 66/1
Levi Leipheimer 66/1

SB Nation Chicago is your source for 2012 Tour De France updates, and be sure to visit cycling blog Podium Cafe as well. You can also catch up on results and storylines from the 2012 Giro d'Italia here.

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