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Cycling – 2013 Volta ao Algarve (14th-17th February), 2.1 – Channel Eurosport 2 Highlights



Volta Ao Algarve


After much debating the Tour of Portugal for its english name is on. Normally a choice for the sky grand tour team, buy because of the difficulties in planning stage they will not be here so Tony Martin who has won here before is favourite due to his strong time trialling abilities


This year it has been cut to just the four days with the time trial on day 4. Stage 1 and 2 should have little say in the end result with Cavendish likely to have a big say in how those two stages go. Stage 2 does have a climb but its early doors to really break up the stage.


Stage 3 contains the usual climb to Alto do Malhao, advice last year martin lost just 40sec on the climb to Porte so its not a very hard climb, medications because Martin was so strong in time trial he still came second on GC. The bad side is that this years time trial is much longer up from 25.8km  to 34.8km.




With the time trial extended and being a downhill finish it suits the best at that part of cycling, stage 3 will be about hanging about for the best of them on a climb that is about 3km long and not too steep.


Very few price offerings with just Bet36 and Sportingbet involved right now. Martin a past champion is rightfully the favourite here and its hard see who can stop him in the time trial which will decide the race. Hoping someone else might offer prices before the off.


Westra, Kwiatkowski, Rui Costa, Keldermann and Kloden all can time trial well and will all push for top 3. Castroveijo also tempts as he has really proved his time trialling.


2pts Tony Martin to win overall 1/2 bet365


Kruijswijk can deliver for us in Portugal




2pts Kloden to beat Menchov 13/20 bet365 5/7 sportingbet


2pts Rui Costa to beat Machado 13/20 bet365


2pts WIlco Keldermann to beat  De Gendt 3/5 bet365


3pts Kruijswijk to beat Henao 9/10 bet365










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  1. Stage 1:

    A flat sprint with cavendish as short as I have ever seen him, straight sprint and he wins but if teams mix it up and dont play straight maybe we get another winner.

    1pts Nizzolo to beat Boeckmans 1/2
    1pt Ribeiro to beat Unzue 13/10

  2. Krujiswijk injury has cost him when he crashed and put him out of contention.

    1ptTony Martin win outright 1/3
    2pts TOny MArtin to win stage 1.23 pinnacle
    1.5pt Kldermann to beat Menchov 3/5 bet365 (1.72 pinnacle)
    3pts Nelson Olviera to beat Gendt 3/4 bet365
    1.5pt Rui Cota to beat Machado 11/20 bet365 (1.64 pinnacle)

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