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Kanye West For President Odds with William Hill


The phenomenon that is Kanye West has stunningly thrown his name in the ring to run for President of the USA in 2020.

The surprise news came as he was receiving the Video Vanguard award at MTV’s Video Music Awards today.

“If Donald Trump is in with a shot in 2016, then there’s no reason why Yeezy can’t shake things up in 2020,” William Hi spokesperson Tim Ashworth said.

“He’s out in front at the moment at 500/1 – being the only one in the field – but when the competition heats up in a few years’ time, he’s going to need to be harder, better, faster and stronger, to get in to the West Wing.

 Kanye West to be President in 2020
500/1



Tour de France – Stage 18 Preview

Tour De France Stage 18

Stage 18 Gap / Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne

Course overview: Today is the second of four Alpine stages and it’ll be tough with no less than seven categorised climbs that include three category 3, three category 2 and the hors categorieCol du Glandon on the 186.5 km course. It’s uphill at the start and finishes with a 10km descent. The intermediate sprint point is at Riouperoux (107.5km).

Riders course will suit: The course features plenty of ups and downs and steeper sections that will suit the punchier climbers and there’s a very good chance of a breakaway succeeding.

Best chances:

Joaquim Roiguez 7.00

Joaquim Rodriquez has two stage wins in the bag and collected his second in the Pyrenees on a tough day. This course should suit if he can get into a late breakaway. He’ll be out there attacking on the climbs and he’s good on a steep descent that’ll take him to the line.

Alejandro Valverde 13.00

Alejandro Valverde has moved into third place in the overall standings after Tejay van Garderen abandoned in yesterday’s stage. He’s in terrific form looking after Nairo Quintana and could be very dangerous on the final climb and descent to the line.

Samuel Sanchez 15.00

The Olympic Games gold medallist can climb and descend and has been very good in his supporting role to Tejay van Garderen at this Tour. With van Garderen out of the race he has much more of a freer rein to go for a stage win.

Jakob Fuglsang 17.00

The Norwegian rider finished between Alejandro Rodriquez and Romain Bardet in first and third in stage 12. If the opportunity presents itself Jakob Fuglsang could be a chance today.

Pierre Rolland 17.00

The two time Tour stage winner has been quietly in the top 20 since stage 11. His best result at this year’s Tour is eighth in stage 10 in the Pyrenees. If he can get into the break he may have a shot at picking up the stage.

Best roughie:

Romain Bardet $23.00

Young French rider Romain Bardet has really been mixing it up in the breakaways and has finished third on two occasions. Strong climbing and excellent descending skills plus a strong determination to win will serve him well today.

Impact on overall race:

With Tejay van Garderen out of the race Alejandro Valverde has moved into third in the general classification. A crash on the descent of the Col d’Allos in yesterday’s stage cost Alberto Contador more than two minutes and it’s looking increasingly unlikely he’ll be on the podium in Paris on Sunday. Nairo Quintana is still 3 minutes 10 seconds behind race leader Chris Froome and will be looking at reducing the deficit at every opportunity today.

Best bets:

Stage 18 Winner: Joaquim Rodriquez (7.00)

H2H

Romain Bardet v Pierre Rolland: Bardet (1.87)

Thibaut Pinot v Andrew Talansky: Pinot (1.60)

Roman Kreuziger v Michael Rogers: Kreuziger (1.55)


Australia to turn GB’s Davis Cup hopes to Ashes


The Commonwealth rivalry will continue well into September when Australia takes on Great Britain for a spot in the Davis Cup final.

The Andy Murray led Great Britain are 2.60 favourites to take out tournament for the first time since 1936, while Australian is next in-line at 3.75 with WilliamHill.com

“The British will have home ground advantage in the tie, but with the ‘Lleyton Hewitt Farewell Tour Team’ fired up after a remarkable comeback win in Darwin, anything could happen,” William Hill’s Tim Ashworth said.

Meanwhile, in the other ongoing British battle, Australia remains on track to retain the Ashes after completely dominating the English in the second Test at Lords.

Michael Clarke’s men go in to the Third Test at Edgbaston on Friday as the 1.80 front-runner and England at priced at 4.00. The draw odds are 3.75.

“After such a one-sided performance, it’s no surprise to see the 3-1 win to the Aussies as the clear 3.75 favourite in the correct-score betting market with punters. It’s been backed to the houses since we opened the Ashes market and looks a good bet,” said Ashworth.

DAVIS CUP WINNER
Great Britain 2.60
Australia 3.75
Belgium 4.00
Argentina 4.50

ASHES SERIES WINNER
Australia 1.40
England 5.00
DRAW 6.00

Betting Odds Subject Change.