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Cycling Vuelta A Espana – Stage 11 Time Trial Betting Preview

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Stage 11 Preview

Stage 10 went well with Horner taking stage for us at 20/1 plus. He had bit of a bumper performance to say the least

General Classification after Stage 10
1. Christopher HORNER RLT 40:29:14
2. Vincenzo NIBALI AST 43
3. Nicolas ROCHE TST 53
4. Alejandro VALVERDE MOV +1:02
5. Joaquin RODRIGUEZ KAT +1:40
6. Daniel MORENO KAT +2:04
7. Ivan BASSO CAN +2:20
8. Thibaut PINOT FDJ +3:11
9. Rafal MAJKA TST +3:16
10. Domenico POZZOVIVO ALM +3:28

Stage 11 is a hilly test. Its a pretty long time trial at just under 39km long. The climb starts pretty much from off but doesn’t really kick up till 9km were the 9km of the offical climb starts its only a category 3 so not too steep so riders may choose to ride their time trial bike for the whole time trial. Its a fast finish then downhill back into Trazona. The most diffcult part of climbs are km sections at 7%. The descent is for most part straight forward so power will be rewarded without taking risks.

The question is if the climb is enough to rule out the terrible two of Martin and Cancellera or whether they will have enough on the long downhill to make up for it. I think it may just be a test too far and some of GC men will attack it with more gusto than these two men still building for a worlds next month. I will as such be taking a very restrained approach to this going with two of the strong Astana men and one big outsider in Barta who is a solid time trialist and his team will want a full effort on the stage.

Stage Winner :

.2pts V.Nibali 8/1 various (11.0 betfair)

.1pt T.Kangert 20/1 hills

.05pt Jan Barta 200/1 + Betfair

1pt T.Martin not to win 2.54 pinnacle

Matchbets;

1pt Cancellera to beat T.Martin 3.2 pinnacle

2pts L.Westra to beat boassen hagen 2.17 pinnacle

.5pts Sam Sanchez to beat Horner 11/4 888sport

4pts Basso to beat Rodriguez 11/10 ladbrokes

4pts Majka to beat Pozzovivo 1/3/8 ladbrokes

2pts Barta to beat Vanderwalle 1.8 pinnacle

2pts Nibali to beat Horner 2/7 ladbrokes

About Author

Based in Dublin, Ireland. Introduced to betting through horse racing, placed my first bet on kicking king to win the Gold Cup at 4/1. Used my love of all sports to take an interest in betting on sports. Qualified accountant with a way with numbers. Over years have found the niche sports most rewarding with NFL and Cycling, but always dabble in bit of everything. Focus in future is good staking and improved trading. Also blog at http://sportinginvest.com/

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