Tour de France fave Froome closing in on victory

Jul 20, 2013 |
Barring disaster on the final stage Sunday, Chris Froome will be crowned Tour de France champion and become the second Brit in a row to win the event after Bradley Wiggins won the Tour last year.

Froome finished third in Stage 20 Saturday and holds a lead of just over five minutes ahead of Joaquim Rodriguez and Nairo Quintana. Quintana won the stage and now sits second overall.

Froome opened as the -150 outright Tour de France favorite at the LVH.

Stage 21 is a 133-kilomenter (82-mile) cycle from Versailles to the Champs-Elysees in the heart of Paris.

Bet365 lists Mark Cavendish as the -125 favorite to win the final stage Sunday.
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