ARISE SIR CHRIS? BOOKIES SLASH ODDS ON FROOME KNIGHTHOOD AS BRITISH SUCCESS CONTINUES

*Brits Odds-On For Hat-trick Of Wins in 2014

After his coronation as Tour de France winner, Chris Froome is 8-1, from 16-1, with Coral to be knighted in the next New Year's honours list. With his win following on from that of Sir Bradley Wiggins' twelve months ago, Coral are odds-on, at 4-5, that British riders make it a hat-trick of wins in the world's most famous cycle race in 2014.

"Bradley Wiggins was knighted at the earliest opportunity following his historic Tour De France win, but he had also achieved Olympic success, so Chris Froome may have to wait a little bit longer for his knighthood, although that shouldn't detract from what is an incredible victory, and with British cycling at an all time high, it's already odds-on that the hat-trick of wins is completed next summer," said Coral's David Stevens.

"Froome's win also continues an extraordinary run of glory for British athletes this year, with wins for him, the Lions, Andy Murray and Justin Rose already hitting the bookies for millions, while England's cricketers are looking to give punters even more to celebrate," added Stevens.

**Chris Froome to be knighted in 2013 8-1

**A British winner of the 2014 Tour De France 4-5