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Giro D’Italia Stage 1 Cycling Blog


Giro D’Italia Stage 1 Cycling Blog

Giro D’Italia Stage 1 opens today with the team time trial. Its an interesting parcours and being honest I love the vibe a time trial can create at the start of a Grand Tour, the public can get great exposure to the riders. Its a very flat test so it will be quick at just under 18km but it does have some interesting narrow bike path sections. GCN covered the course if you want see more:

Giro D’Italia Stage 1 ttt profile

Power and organisation will pay off big time here. I did fancy Orica but odds on is too short for me, although they will be the ones most willing to take the all it needs risks. A very small bet on Sky for me if Orica have a little bad luck on this tricky stage. I think Sky of course tend to get the maths right on this and they have a nice mix of engines for this time trial, and could be the only one to push Orica.

SKy of course would be a fancy to edge Tinkoff with odds of 9/10 in Giro D’Italia Stage 1. Astana look more organised and on home soil (well home from home) can out do an up and down Movistar time trial unit. Lotto have an edge of a man as Lotto lost a key part of its side in the days running up to the race. Ag2r are a good team and the evens against CCC was too tempting


.5pts Team Sky 6/1 various

2pts Astana to beat Movistar 1.9 pinnacle

2pts Sky to beat Tinkoff 9/10 sportingbet

5pts Lotto SOudal to beat Lotto Jumbo 8/15 ladbrokes

3pts Ag2r to beat CCC evens paddys

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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

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