Tour de France hero Geraint Thomas now second fav for SPOTY 2018
Dave Burin | 30 July 2018
Is star cyclist set for personal glory?
Following his stunning Tour de France victory, Welsh cyclist Geraint Thomas has been installed as second-favourite to win this year’s Sports Personality of the Year.
The 32-year-old is 5/2 to scoop the award, after becoming the fourth successive British winner of the Tour.
That makes him the closest challenger to 10/11 favourite Harry Kane.
And it looks like a two-horse race. Anthony Joshua at 8/1 is some way behind at third in the betting, with Jordan Pickford at 12s and 16/1 for Lewis Hamilton.
Coral’s Harry Aitkenhead said: “It’s been a fantastic summer of sport for the UK with Welshman Thomas’ Tour de France win following off the back of the England team getting to their first World Cup semi-final in 28 years.”
Aitkenhead added: “It now looks like a close fight between Thomas and Harry Kane for SPOTY, but at the moment we still make Kane the slight favourite,”
**To win Sports Personality of the Year 2018
10/11 Harry Kane, 5/2 Geraint Thomas, 8/1 Anthony Joshua, 12/1 Jordan Pickford, 16/1 Lewis Hamilton, 20/1 Chris Froome, 20/1 Tommy Fleetwood, 25/1 Lizzy Yarnold, 25/1 Rory McIlroy, 33/1 bar
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing