Giro D’Italia 2015 The other jerseys blog
So the Giro D’Italia will have battles outside of the Pink jersey so lets get our interests out there.
Giro D’Italia King of the Mountains
Stefano Pirazzi is the favourite and clearly its because of his mad attacking nature. I am trying to find a good climber who is strong but may be off the pace due to time trial weakness or likely have an off day but able to go for it in the mountains. As always small stakes on this market. Chaves is my first pick but I have as you can see gone for team duel threats, Both Orica and CCC strike me as teams that will see this jersey as there prefect chance to get the team name on the podium at the end of the race.
.2pts J E Chaves 40/1 william hill
.1pt Simon Clarke 50/1 paddys
.1pt M.Paterski 66/1 paddys
.1pt S.Smyzd 100/1 betvictor
Giro D’Italia Points Jersey
This looks damn competitive. Nizzolo, Matthews, Modolo, Greipel and Viviani all head the market. Also a little left field are Lobato and Mezgec. Last years Mezgec would interest me but not so much on this season evidence. I like Modolo but even more so Matthews is a good choice as not only can he sprint with these he will also be taking on the more difficult stages and the jersey is an aim for him. A saver on the Italian Pelucchi at slightly inflated 50/1 odds.
1pt Michael Matthews 5/1 betvictor, sportsbook
.1pt Matteo Pelucchi 50/1 bet365
Giro D’Italia Young Jersey
The young riders favourite is Aru with good reason as proven talent and his clear team leader to compete with all the field. Chaves has a chance to shine here but its minor stakes for me.
.25pts J E Chaves 13/2 bet365
Giro D’Italia Team Competition
Astana, Sky and of Course Movistar come here with lots of talent and even it could be argued Tinkoff too. Those 4 teams of course head the market with Tinkoff and Sky seen as teams that might have to sacrifice riders to create race pace. But I am going take a shout on two slightly weaker teams but both with enoguh strength in depth and an interest in doing well in the team competition for the Giro D’Italia.
.25pts Ag2r 14/1 ladbrokes, hills (19/1 Betfair
.2pt Team Cannondale Garmin 25/1 betvictor, paddys
2pts Ag2r to beat Lotto Soudal 1.47 pinnacle
2pts Cannondale to beat Katusha 6/5 bet365