Tour Of Poland 2014 Preview
With a limited time line and information late to come out my preview of the Tour Of Poland will be a brief one. It begins quiet gradually from Gdansk with the days fairly easy going. The final 3 days are were it gets going. The first testing day is 190km with 4 climbs above 1, ailment 000m and a mountain finish too. The next day is hill repeats for the riders 174km over a very hilly circuit sure to make things interesting (see below) A 25km time trial provides a final test for the riders and one long enough to have a few time gaps and changes in the overall. The profile seems to mean a good time trialist could limit any losses and take enough in a time trial.
The 8 man teams have been restored I would have liked to see them compromise and go maybe 7 men teams after the 6 of last year made it so hard for any one to control. Majka the local boy is favourite he is a strong climber no doubt but I question how suitable this profile is and the fact he has long flat days to hang on in before he gets to the juicy stuff, help he might make a mistake before then and also the time trial would not be his strongest point.
OPQS have a nice squad here and off them Poels has shown the most this season at times to be worth siding with at 20s. We have seen some good form by Formolo in the latest part of the season including a 2nd to Nibali in the Nationals, prostate he is more a reach but at 40/1 worth a small investment. There is some talent in this field but a few questions to how they come into this. I came close to pulling the trigger on Jungels to go well here.
Stage 1 Bets and other stages will be in the comments below.
Tour of Poland Bets:
.2pts Wouter Poels 20/1 Bwin
.1pt Davide Formolo 40/1 bet365
Tour Of Poland Match Bets:
1pts Jungels to beat Zakarin 1.85
2pts Kislerovski to beat Zaugg 1.63 pinnacle
2pts Velits to beat Siutsou 4/5 hills
Tour of Poland Stage 1:
.5pts Mezgec 6.17 pinnacle
1pt Gatto to beat De Valle 13/8 bet365