Punters with online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au continue to back Aussie Cadel Evans to win the Tour de France however interest in rival Brad Wiggins is steadily growing.

After holding eight times the amount on Evans to win back-to-back Tour de France titles compared to Wiggins, the British cyclist has narrowed that gap to five times the amount.

Wiggins remains the $2.20 favourite for overall honours ahead of Evans ($2.70) while current leader Fabian Cancellara is a $201 chance.

After his third place finish in stage two last night, Aussie Matt Goss has attracted the eye of one punter who this morning placed $100 on him at $501 to win the tour for a $50,000 collect.

“Cadel remains by far and away the best backed rider overall but over the first two days of competition punters have come for Wiggins, who’s firmed from $2.30 into $2.25,” said sportsbet.com.au’s Ben Hawes.

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2012 Tour de France winner betting

(prices in brackets from 28 June)
$2.20 Brad Wiggins (in from $2.25)
$2.70 Cadel Evans (steady)
$15 Denis Menchov (in from $21)
$17 Vincenzo Nibali (in from $21)
$26 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (out from $21)
$26 Ryder Hesjedal (in from $41)
$34 Robert Gesink (out from $26)
$34 Frank Schleck (steady)
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$151 Michael Rogers (in from $201)
$201 Richie Porte (steady)
$501 Matt Goss (in from $1001)
$501 Simon Gerrans (steady)
$501 Stuart O’Grady (in from $1001)
$501 Baden Cooke (in from $1001)
$501 Matt Lloyd (in from $751)
$501 Mark Renshaw (in from $1001)
$501 Brett Lancaster (in from $1001)
$501 Jonathan Cantwell (in from $1001)
$501 Adam Hansen (in from $1001)
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